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For our first full week, we will be in the lovely market town of Chipping Campden in Gloucestershire.


Yellow will be the colour featured in this week’s work, as I attempt to capture the delicate beauty of the honey-coloured limestone buildings. A hub for the arts and crafts movement, Chipping Campden is also the start of the Cotswold Way walking trail. We will take full advantage of that, visiting small towns and historical attractions, and seeking out all the tea rooms!

Day trips may include Stratford-Upon-Avon, and Sezincote House and Gardens near Moreton-in-Marsh.

Our accommodation for this week will be the first of three cottages we will enjoy on this adventure. More on that in posts from September 28–October 4.

October 1 and another sunny autumn day begins. We’re having the most beautiful weather. Yesterday we went to Ross Bay Cemetery for a guided walking tour. The Old Cemeteries Society hosts tours every Sunday, usually at Ross Bay, but sometimes at other historic graveyards like Pioneer Square downtown. Yesterday’s tour coincided with the 150th Anniversary of the Incorporation of the City of Victoria Symposium. Several actors in period dress portrayed people of importance from 1862 who are buried at Ross Bay. The Society uses the funds it raises from memberships and tours for materials to upkeep the historic graveyards. This year, we were told, they were able to repaint all the wrought iron at the Ross Bay Cemetery. Their volunteers also do research, gravesite cataloguing and tombstone cleaning.

Ross Bay Cemetery, Victoria BC; a beautiful and peaceful place.