Today we had a water-themed day: first we visited Moreton on the Marsh for their market day, then we went to Bourton on the Water to see their model village. Then it rained. A lot.

Bourton on the Water calls itself the “Venice of the Cotswolds”, by dint of the canal they have running through the middle of the town. Said canal was full of wading children and dogs today, which entertained us mightily as we ate our lunch by the waterside. The water did not stay contained in the canal, however, and soon started pouring down on us from the skies in the midst of our walk through the model village (which Gabe was thrilled to see did contain a model of the model village.)

Typical of British summer weather though, within about 10 minutes we were all putting away our umbrellas and getting out our sunglasses. Like they say, if you don’t like the weather here, just wait 10 minutes and it’ll be fine.

Below are pictures of Gabe and I exploring the non-crowded parts of Moreton on the Marsh, and then starting with the canal, you’ll see pictures of Bourton, the model village, and Gabe and I hiding under my umbrella. The set begins with a picture of a crazy country home we saw by the road that has a… large chimney on the top of it. Clearly some aristocrat decided he wanted to be the tallest one of all…

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