My Odd Sock is excited to share some candid photographs of my recent trip to the U.K!
Visiting a castle has always been on my bucket list. And what better place to tour one–than in jolly ‘ol England!
(Castles are few and far between here in Ohio!)
So I strapped on a fanny pack (What a fashion loser!) and traveled to Hadleigh Castle in Essex, England.
Hadleigh Castle was built in 1232 by a chap named Hubert de Burgh, under the reign of Henry III.
This place goes WAY back, so I was thrilled to see it in person!
Here I am just outside.
This is exciting! Always wanted to see a real castle!
I shouted “Hear ye, hear ye, lower the drawbridge so that I may enter Hadleigh Castle!”
Hey, when the tour guide tells you to stand back, don’t ask why–just do it!
Here I am meeting the “Lords” of Hadleigh Castle.
My Odd Sock looking out one of the windows.
(Man, this place needs drapes!)
That’s me getting “locked” in the dungeon.
OK guys, you can let me out.
The rats in there were the size of dingos!
A little horseplay with the guards.
(Don’t worry—it was only a flesh wound!)
Back outside the castle.
I found this cool, old cannon!
(I didn’t see the sign warning “Do not Climb.)
Getting shot through the air.
Oh well, accidents happen!
(Sparing no expense with the speciat effects!)
Checking out the moat.
They had real gators in there!
These suckers could jump!
And they were hungry too!
Another lesson learned.
NEVER play with a fire-breathing dragon!
It’s been one helluva day.
I’ve been crushed, bitten, burned, stabbed & shot, but at least I was able to finally visit a castle!
Hope you have enjoyed my vacation photos as much as I have enjoyed sharing them with you!
May our travels continue!
P.S. Here is a picture of the real Hadleigh Castle.
Today, it is just ruins.
But imagine what it once was…and the history it holds!