The final part of the day was a tour of the College guided by George in exemplary fashion, with lots of historical facts and anecdotes included. In the garden within the cloisters George proudly drew our attention to the collection of Australian plants, including a Banksia. To tour this famous College building was a great pleasure.
Most of group were in Eton just for the day but the eleven from Germany, and me, stayed for the weekend, allowing us time to explore more of Windsor and Eton and to enjoy each other’s company. Friday evening found some at an excellent Moroccan restaurant. Saturday evening brought all of us together for a very enjoyable evening at another restaurant, and then in our hotel and, before we all wended our way home on Sunday, some found time to visit Windsor Castle. Two brave ladies managed to get to Greenwich to the Longitude exhibition,4 before hastening to Heathrow for their flight home.
My thanks to Michael Spiekien for some of the photos that appear here.
- Cook’s Log, page 9, vol. 37, no. 2 (2014).
- Cook’s Log, page 28, vol. 28, no. 4 (2005).
- Beaglehole, J.C. The Journals of Captain James Cook. Vol. II: The voyage of the Resolution and Discovery, 1776-1780. Hakluyt Society. !967. Part Two. Page 1331.
- Cook’s Log, page 43, vol. 37, no. 3 (2014).
Originally published in Cook's Log, page 16, volume 37, number 4 (2014).