|The concrete was warm and provided a good vantage point|
|Duck pate with a caramelized crust|
|A very tender duck breast au jus with vegetables and roast potatoes|
|Orange and Cointreau creme brule with shortbread biscuits|
|View across the Shropshire Hills from the town hall chamber|
|Many of the houses are painted bright contrasting colors which adds to the attractiveness of the town. The view of the zipper was spoiled by the car outside.|
As expected, the bus back to Shrewsbury arrived about five minutes early. There were about 20 schoolchildren on the bus and two boys got out and went into the local sweet shop. They came out with plastic bags full of drink and snacks for most of them (there is a notice in the front of the bus saying no drinks or snacks which was honored in the breach). The driver leaned round and said "Are you all back?". There was a chorus of "Yes." and we set out to return to Shrewsbury. The kids were shouting loudly but were otherwise well behaved. Some of them have a long way to go on the bus and at one point about ten got off and piled into a couple of minivans to take them to their homes.
It rained most of the way back but has cleared up this evening.