Purrr My pal @Kolo_Martin took me back to da historic Quarr Abbey in Ryde. Quarr is a Benedictine Abbey with an interesting history. It was on a site near by until the reformation in the 14th Century when Henry VIII dissolved the monasteries, then the monks went to the continent, they came back and this abbey was finished in 1910 very close to the site of the old abbey.
|The signpost helped me find the way.|
|Looking at the abbey through the big|
Moorish expressionist style gates.
|Meeting the abbey pigs|
|Climbing a tree|
|A signpost pointing to the old abbey ruins|
|Ruins of the old abbey that was|
dissolved in the reformation,
causing the monks to leave.
The stone was used in other building on the island.
|And a MiniBreeze in a Pear Tree!!|
Pear tree against the abbey garden wall.
Next I visited the Tea Garden & Farm Shop to see all the produce that is grown in the abbey garden and is for sale and to have lunch.
|Organic beans from the abbey garden|
grown in the abbey garden.
|Organic apples, corn and tomatoes.|
|Local delicacies from the Isle of Wight Garlic Farm|
and the Mustard Company
|Honey from Quarr Abbey's own bees|
One of the best parts of Quarr Abbey is the cafe. I love fish and am also very keen on dairy products such as cheese.
|A cheese sandwich and with crisps|
but I didn't bother with the salad.
|Quarr Abbey's famous chocolate and mint slice cake.|
OM NOM NOM!!!
I really enjoyed Visiting Quarr Abbey with @kolo_Martin!