Monday, 8 May 2017

Tuesday 14th/Wednesday 15th March 1027, visit 90!

Maybe I will stop counting when I get to my 100th visit.

I went down for an overnight stay at the Well, with a friend I had known for about 4 years. But it is well known that Glastonbury has a way of revealing truths to you, sometimes ones you would rather not face. For the second time it became apparent that I was in a friendship which wasn't right, but for different reasons. I am not going to say too much, it isn't fair on the other person. But I was given a few bits of critisism on the bus going down, we didn't spend much time together, and once we went our separate ways on Wednesday morning I felt as if a weight had been lifted.

It tended to be grey and overcast but I don't mind that. The Isle of Avalon is beautiful no matter what the weather. We had some lunch and got some food for later, and did a little bit of shopping, then checked in at Little St Michaels. Then we both had a couple of wanders round the gardens.. but on our own, not together. The daffodils were out, my favourite flower. I managed to take a fair few photos!

Then we walked up the Tor. We went along Wellhouse Lane to the path at the Stonedown end and discovered Avalon Orchard, a lovely spot with fabulous views, even on a murky misty evening. By the time we got to the top of the Tor it was raining and it felt wild and primordial somehow. There were a couple up there walking 4 gorgeous husky/malamute type dogs, which remind me of wolves so I love to see them. Afterwards we headed into town and had a bite to eat.

Next morning walks were taken round the gardens, but on our own. I had actually gone out into the gardens in the middle of the night feeling very hurt and betrayed, as the friend chose to not even stay in our room overnight. I sat by the waterfall and had a little cry. So I made the decision to suggest we go our separate ways, and we did. I went into town, had some breakfast, then did some more shopping before coming home. I also booked myself another stay, on my own, because I need it. People underestimate me, because I have a gentle nature they mistake that for weakness, but I did say how I felt and how upset I was in an email when I got back.

Thursday, 13 April 2017

Tue 6th-Thur 8th Sept 2016 visit 89! Part 2.

Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th Sept.

On Wednesday morning I set off for a walk round the gardens and I noticed the mist was rising

So I decided to climb the Tor and I am glad that I did. It was magical. Truly the Mists of Avalon. The mist was in  a low bank over the levels with clear blue skies above, and there was mist drifting across the tower with a golden sunrise. Absolutely magical and I stayed up there until the mist rose all around the Tor.

Then I went into town to meet my friend Ann and we went shopping at Clark's Village in Street  with a late lunch at the Abbey tTea Rooms when we got back. I did a bit more shopping then went back to the well.

When I got back it was time for a long walk round the gardens in the evening sun.

And then as it was such a gorgeous evening it was back up the Tor to watch the sunset. I love how there is nearly always a gathering of people up there.

Then it was back to Chalice Well Lodge and a long night time walk round the gardens.

Thursday dawned lovely and sunny again for going home day. I packed, then had a last long wander round the gardens until it was time to check out. The Vesica pool had been drained and was being cleaned out by one of the garden staff

It was a magical visit and I went home "Glastified"