Being new to the Boards I'm not sure if you all have talked about this or if it holds any interest for anyone but on Google Maps you can drive around Solva, Wales, the village where DG spent part of his youth - what a quaint and charming little village!
Since I can't have ya'll thinking I'm some sort of whack job weirdo stalker or voyeur, here's some background if you'll allow me: Last semester I had to write a paper for a literature class on William Wordsworth and his sister Dorothy. They lived in a place called Dove Cottage in the English Lake District. Being a student (albeit a 50 year old student) I didn't have airfare to Grasmere so I went onto Google maps and typed in "Dove Cottage". Lo' and behold I was able to spend an entire Saturday driving around Grasmere stopping at cottage gates and checking out the vistas that Wordsworth (and his sister) wrote about. Did the same thing this morning with Solva - awesome!
If you're unfamiliar with Google Maps all you have to do is type "Solva, United Kingdom" in the address bar. When the map appears, click on the village of Solva and then click STREET VIEW in the pop-up window (Street View link will be underneath the photo, upper right corner of pop-up window).
Alternatively, you can look for a yellow man on the left side of the screen then drag & drop him anywhere on the map. I dropped the little yellow icon man onto the village of St. David's - wow - how fricking gorgeous ... from there you can see the sea ...
There will be arrows on the streets - click the arrows to drive your car. You can also pan, look left & right and spin around using the four arrows at the top of the zoom bar on the left side of the screen.
Link to Google Maps: http://maps.google.com/
Cheers from Pam in Tampa!
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