We’re currently moored up in Hertford in a pleasant spot beside the allotments.
The next day a walk along the river to Ware seemed just the thing to perk us up. At this point our day took a distinctly bizarre turn. Our aim, on Linda’s recommendation, was to visit Scott’s Grotto which is an 18th century construction consisting of a series of linked underground passages with walls and floors decorated with stones and shells. Entirely unlit, you need to bring a torch to appreciate it’s intricacies. As we arrived we were approached by a young couple who informed us that they were making a low budget ‘zombie’ movie and had been let down at the last minute by a friend. Could we help them? Irresistible!
Turns out my job was to place a monster mask on my arm, topped by a red wig that kept slipping. I then had to hold it close to the young lady whose job it was to look scared. The result looked something like this.
We wandered around the rest of the grotto which was amazingly intricate, decorated with tens of thousands of shells and stones.
While I was otherwise involved with filming, Gordon was chatting to the volunteer who welcomes people to the grotto and gives some background information. Typically it turned out that he knows some people in the trawling industry in Cornwall who Gordon also knows – it’s happened everywhere we’ve been this summer! Does everybody in the country have friends or relations in the Cornish fishing industry or is it just the ones we’re meeting?
We were amazingly lucky with the weather as it absolutely chucked it down just after we got on the bus to come back to Hertford and very conveniently stopped just as we arrived. Tomorrow is forecast to be beautiful which is brilliant as Jenny, Al, Seb and Josh are coming to visit. I’m REALLY looking forward to that!