Newport

Trip Start Sep 02, 2013
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Trip End Oct 11, 2013


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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Our Sunday night worship experience was interesting to say the least! We headed off to the local Church of Wales 6pm service and were greeted warmly by the Vicar. We suspect they had not had visitors for some time. First hymn and Janet had a fit of the giggles, followed by Dave and then Paul. I was very disciplined! Trouble was we were all singing the hymn as it should have been and the organist was playing something vaguely the same but not. Oh my.
Fortunately we were sitting in the back, so it was not too obviously, and by the time the hymn had finished they had pulled themselves together. I was reminded during our time there that whilst I felt like I was in a time warp, this still was God's house and God's people in this amazing place called the world. The poor Vicar looked worn out - no wonder when she told us after that she looked after 10 churches.
We headed off into Newport to find some dinner and were slightly worried about the emptiness of the city, lack of eating places and the restlessness of people we saw. We did find a place that served a Sunday night roast. We got a meal each and a drink (wine, beer or soft drink) for equivalent $10 each. Glad to have food in our tummies and get out of the city.
(We discovered after from the host at Hazel Court, that had she known we were going into the centre of Newport, she would have advised against it. Apparently a new shopping centre has been built and the city precinct has deteriorated with 24 hr drinking and unruly behaviour).
Tomorrow we will check out Cardiff and Bath.
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Muntons1 on

As we travel with you, we are having the opportunity to see the "Stations" each day, contemplate the majesty, love and beauty that has been given to us all and give thanks. Countryside looks so beautiful and peaceful, it is amazing. Thank you.

Bomber 1 on

Looks like the magpies are truly enjoying a trip of a lifetime!! Perfect timing since not a pie (or bomber!!) to be seen at the business end of the finals series!! Our little van on the NSW Sth coast is far less exotic however, gods creTion is a marvel wherever one travels!! So good to hear from you and that you are having great fun! Live your photos!! Keep 'em comin! Go Freo!! Cheers!

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