A day off!
We had a nice leisurely morning and then wandered up into the town. There was a market on which was pretty much the same as any old market. However there was a good fruit and veg stall so I stocked up on fruit. We then bought some freshly filled baguettes and went to find the Abbey grounds. We have been to Abingdon quite a few times now but it took our hire boat neighbours to tell us about it this morning! The gardens were lovely and well tended and the site of the old Abbey is now a big green which has some wonderful trees surrounding it.
|The Abbey's formal garden|
|The site of the old Abbey|
Later in the afternoon we went to say hello to Hakuna Matata who we had met in the Anderton Boat lift last June. We were invited on board and had a very nice couple of hours chatting like old friends!! Having had a couple of glasses of wine I didn’t feel like cooking so we went to the Nag’s Head which is on an island under Abingdon Bridge and sat outside and had rump steak cooked on hot stones. We had never had this before and not too sure about it as we started out with rare steak and ended up with it well done! It was 20% off night on steaks too! We only had the one course and went back to Mary H for strawberries and cream :-)