AND I MADE IT.
i am very proud of myself.
the church is a lovely old thing, but the graveyard is sad. maybe a total of 20 graves. all of them over 100 years old, but still - it wasn't what i was expecting from the age of the church.
As i sat taking some pictures, a guy stopped and started to chat - he was the maintenance guy for the church. Said the church was around 2 thousand years old (at first, i thought he'd say 10 thousand, but my math skills were up to it). he gave me the times the church is open to the public, and they let you look around and take pictures. so i'll probably go back again.
at first, i was disapointed there were no gargoyles. but zoom found a few of them, fairly weathered. i think one still looked pretty good.
so, going to take a small rest now. heh.