“Half memoir, half travel, A Yank Back to England...is an absolutely wonderful book, not only about going home again but also about love and family and tradition and the passage of the years.”
—Michael Dirda, Pulitzer Prize-winning literary critic (Washington
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Saturday, March 7, 2009

The spell is broken

Quite suddenly a huge group of Japanese tourists descended on Pooh Corner and began photographing one another. We were not used to coachloads of visitors. Most places we had discovered on our travels tended to be off the beaten track. Not that place. We grabbed our souvenirs and fled.
We turned and fled, driving up the wooded hill. We found a clearing, discreetly designated for cars and signposted to the various Pooh Bear sights. The Japanese were right behind us, heading en masse for Pooh Sticks Bridge, so we decided to continue onward for the Hundred Acre Wood and Roo’s Sandpit – the Enchanted Place!


Amy said...

When that happens to us, we always stop for an extended lunch til the crowds have thinned... crowds=boo. food=yay!

TheWritersPorch said...

That Winnie is a popular guy huh?
I still have the first editions I read to my children and grans!

The Prodigal Tourist said...

Amy, we took your advice and stopped for tea (of course)!
Carol--we never realized he was so popular, truth to tell! Don't let go those first editions!