Recorded in secret caves near Wookey, where the paper mill had produced vellum – cotton paper – for 400 years. During the US civil war Wookey Hole paper was used for banknotes. It closed 5 years ago, alas. Each vent had a ladies’ name.
Now Wookey Hole has a very different central industry – entertainment.
Somerset’s best bowling green – “a lawn like glass” – was last year dug up for pirate themed crazy golf. Council are prosecuting, but lazily. Pirates are pretty popular.
This is where Ginger shows us how to make a three-legged stool, with all speed and ease. With the then weather warming, this stool kept us out the mud, and prompted a spate of replicas to be knocked out.
Tools required, are:
a saw (chain or cross-cut) to cut the seat from a log.
A bar-auger (and sharpening file) to put in the angled holes.
A splitting axe (and comedy mallet) to split the legs.
A sharper axe (and chopping block) to make the legs fit the seat.
This is a short video of one morning’s immedaite view, on waking.
We’d like to make a 10 second film every morning, on our next walk.
This video starts with a misunderstanding, and ends when the unintentional filming was stopped by the attempted photo-taking.
The tower is called Paxton’s, and we were sent here from Llandeiloes, where we should have stayed longer, but were fairly dragged to the end of our journey, we believe to preserve (in some measure) our health and sanity, which were beginning to shake for various reasons.
The night before had been spent in tipi valley. a long-running and beautiful Welsh community. Very few tipis still stood, and we soon learned why. What is good for the often dry and open American plains, with uninterrupted winds, is not so good in a blustery oft-damp valley. The winds blow from all directions, and if you want a fire, the rain gets in. We ended up having to string up tarps within the tipi.
So the next night, we followed directions to here, Paxton Tower in Carmarthenshire. Good land. We were told there was a stone fire-place we could cook on, but it has been bricked up since our advisor last came hear.
Anyway, this is Summer is full in, we are accompanied by Rose, and have not yet met Holly puppy.