A Moo-ving Experience

When my American friends Jamie and Barbara arrived last Saturday to spend a few days with us during their visit to the UK, I wanted to be sure they saw some of my favorite places while they were here. On July 4th our day started with a little excitement right from the beginning when we took them by to see the bridge where this marvelous thing occurred back in February of 2008 and later John asked me a very important question.

You know the one I’m talking about, don’t you? The one with four little words that began with Will and ended with Me and led to this sweet day early last year. Since Helland Bridge is such a significant place for us we just had to take Jamie and Barbara by to snap a photo or two. As you can see in the series below it turned out to be a very moo-ving experience for them.

Jamie & Barbara At Helland Bridge

After taking a couple of photographs of them standing in the very spot where John asked me to marry him, I stepped off the bridge for some distance shots and happened to be in the right position to catch the cattle stampede.

Okay, so stampede might be a bit of an exaggeration, but see the man walking quickly towards them … he’s letting them know that now might be a good time to moo-ve. (sorry I can’t help myself)

I bet they thought they were leaving the country life behind for a few weeks when they left the small town where they live in the US.

You guys better hoof it.

There’s some serious traffic moo-ving behind you.

Looks like they’re safely off  the bridge.

Now if I can just get past this load of bull to catch up with them, we’ll be off to explore Lanhyrock.

13 thoughts on “A Moo-ving Experience

  1. I thought that the “v” niches at the sides of the bridge were to allow you to get out of the way of stampeding cows…or sheep because I associate them with England…

    What were they for? Just to help buttress the bridge???

  2. Helland Bridge is medieval – finished about 1415. It was intended for both pedestrian and horse-drawn transport and the recesses are for people to stand to let the heavier traffic pass.

  3. LOL…that is great! I was out walking this am and ran into some big bulls in a field with a broken fence…those guys are so big that it is a bit un-nerving to be in their immedate vicinity! What a great series of shots!!

  4. I like the grins on your friends’ faces as the scoot off the bridge.

    I’m shaking my head at the puns…

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