Kendal, Cumbria

Kendal, Cumbria is a beautiful town on a sunny day!  Happened to be there today, down by the parish church, and along the river where there were tons of seagulls getting fed….

Then for the last 20 minutes I raced up to Kendal Castle and back –  it took 7 minutes to run around the top of the castle and in and out of every ruin – and then back down to the town to get to the car before the parking ran out!

Never been to the castle before, it’s best-known for being the ancient home of the Parr family, the most famous of which was Catherine Parr, the last of Henry VIII’s 6 wives, 3 of whom were called Catherine – only glad I wasn’t one of them.  Catherine Parr was the only 1 of the 6 to outlive her husband, and Henry VIII was already her 3rd husband ~ and after his death she went on to marry a 4th husband, who ended up outliving her.  Just a bit complicated!

Great views from the castle of the whole town, and in the 7 minutes I was there, even got to see a rainbow over Kendal.  Pretty spectacular!

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One Response to Kendal, Cumbria

  1. Ruth Paterson says:

    Oh,don’t you enjoy all this exercise!!Rang Warren yesterday and he is still having chemo in big doses but is very impressed with the hospital care.he gets in Auckland.Think of you fo often-what great memories we have, of MaryAnn and all. God bless Love Ruth

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