Up and off to Dorset this morning, took just under an hour and 1/2. Destination: Monkey World.
A place I’ve wanted to visit since I watched Monkey Life. The monkeys were gorgeous. It’s great to see them live better and safer lives than where they came from. Unfortunately, the wild wasn’t that. People in the world using them for illegal trading and medical testing.
Their enclosures were huge. They were able to go in and out as they liked. We really enjoyed ourselves. Going meant that I can cross Monkey World off my travel list.
On the way to Monkey World, we saw a couple of attraction signs of places we’d like to go. Next, we went to The Tank Museum:
The Tank Museum
This was for Dave. He would love a tank if he could have one. I ended up enjoying myself. There was a couple of little activities I was able to amuse myself with. Plus a good photo opportunity.
A National Trust place. A small cottage of T.E. Lawerence after the war. Very cosy and I loved the woodland around it.
Then lastly we went to:
A very big house. Also owned by the National Trust. Beautiful place and huge gardens. We were there a couple of hours towards closing. The woodland trail wasn’t do-able for us. But what we did see was spectacular.
It would be somewhere I’d go for walks with the dogs if it were closer to home.
4:30 pm was drawing so going back to my Aunties was where we stayed the rest of the day.
A lovely home cooked meal and family conversation before we took time out for ourselves to rest. A day exploring is just what the doctor ordered, as they (whoever they are) say.