I am here as part of a trip organized by the National Lincoln Sheep Breeder's Association to visit and tour Lincoln flocks in the UK and learn about their sheep and wool production. In total there are 18 of us from New York to Washington who are a part of this trip.
Upon arrival, and making it through customs (the agent was extremely grumpy this morning!) we met at a small cafe at the train station to wait for the others to land. After meeting up with the rest of the group of Lincoln breeders in Manchester we took the train to York. I unfortunately was completely exhausted and fell asleep on the train and missed all the scenery and farmland between the two cities. It's ok- I really needed the sleep!
Upon settling in, Debbie and I needed to move a little to stay awake and decided to find a yarn shop. Of course our first stop in the UK would be a yarn shop... :) The shop is called Ramshambles and has several beautiful Yorkshire yarns made by West Yorkshire Spinners, but I couldn't bring myself to buy anything at the first stop. I will probably be back! We then made our way to several bookstores before happening upon the York Minster Cathedral. On our way back to the B+B we met up with some of the rest of the group and headed to a delicious British dinner together. Now time to try to catch up on some sleep and prepare for the week ahead!