Today was a lovely day to visit Berkeley Castle. The sun was out, the sky was blue, clouds drifted casually across the sky. Such a contrast to yesterday’s biblical downpours. Do you think I exaggerate? The pond in this photo isn’t really a pond; it is a flooded pasture. Now do you believe me?
A sad turn of events for the now-cancelled activities scheduled to take place in the pasture, but a big plus for today’s castle-goers. We were told that back in the day (think hundreds of years ago), the pasture could be purposely flooded to create something of a moat for defensive purposes. The Berkeley clan should be happy to learn that it still works! If ever they need protection from a siege, they’re right as rain.