|Stop me and buy one – ice-cream boat on the river|
|Crowds throng The Shambles as everywhere|
|Naburn Bridge with its big wire sculpture|
|Converted riverside warehouses on the route into the city|
Arriving at lunchtime, we did the tourist thing and looked at the other boats then wandered around the streets getting our bearings, watching the numerous buskers and street performers and marvelling at the numbers of people doing exactly the same.
This evening we went for a walk around the medieval city walls. There are two miles of walls linking the various old city gates, with just a few gaps that have to be bridged by pavement. When we were halfway round we saw a 'dogs not permitted on the city walls' sign and Brian had to be given a rucksack ride for the rest of the way. Not that he complained.
The walls give some fine views of the Minster and amusing peaks into numerous back gardens. It also gave us some surprising wildlife spots too: a hedgehog on a lawn and a sparrowhawk which had brought down a pigeon, much to the entertainment of pub-goers across the street.
Tomorrow we will re-visit some tourist attractions we last went to all too many years ago when we were one of the families with young children visiting York in the summer holidays.
|Walking the city walls|
|Brian gets a ride after discovering dogs are banned|