Saturday evening was a disaster. While cleaning my spectacles the almost invisible nylon band holding one lens broke leaving the lens to fall out. Had to wait until Monday morning to phone an optician. I was well overdue for an eye check and new glasses and had decided to try a different optician. I was very lucky. The one I chose could fit me in as they had had a cancellation for that afternoon. I set off early to Louth, my local market town, so as to have a look round.
As always I videoed my journey and this is the final stage starting when I leave the countryside and enter the built up area. The outskirts of the town has the most modern houses and as I get closer to the centre the road gets narrower and narrower as is the case in all old towns in this country. Fortunately Monday is a fairly quiet day. Market days are Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. The only sight of great interest is in the last few seconds where the tall spire of St. James' church can be seen towering over everything else. It is the tallest medieval parish spire in England. Completed in 1515 it stands 295ft (90m) tall and can be seen from many miles away:
First I found the recently opened vaping (e-cig) shop and bought a new 'tank' which is working really well. Then I sat on the steps at the bottom of an old street lamp which stands in part of the market area to look at the old clock tower rising above the indoor market hall and watch the traffic struggle to get through the centre of the town.
This is the area where most of the market stalls will be set up on a market day.
Just look at that blue sky. It was a glorious day.
Then it was off to the opticians. What a marvellous welcome. All the staff were very cheerful and helpful and the optician herself was very thorough. Pleased to say that the condition of my eyes was passed as better than average. Then the expensive part. Choosing new frames to go with the two pairs of glasses I wanted - self dimming varifocals for everyday wear matched with titanium frames and another, cheaper, pair for computer use.
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