Stonehenge and More

Trip Start Apr 14, 2012
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Trip End Jun 12, 2012


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What I did

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Monday, May 7, 2012


Headed off today in the rain. Drove
for almost 2 hours until we reached Stonehenge. It was much smaller
then I expected. It was cold and rainy but we were glad to be there.
The roads getting there were fairly large, which was not what
happened once we left Stonehenge. As you can see from the photos,
there were quite a few people out in the rain. There really isn't
anything around there just roads and a field filled with Sheep. They
love their sheep here. Almost every field is either filled with
sheep or planted with Canola. At Stonehenge they give you a little
audio system that you can listen to information at each of the 7
markers. So now they tell me that Stonehenge wasn’t made by
aliens. Sorry Dennis. I can't believe it.




Anyway, after Stonehenge, we headed
off to a small town of Averley, which is supposed to be even older.
It has many stone in a larger formation that encompasses the town.
Here is where it gets exciting,, no not because we had Guiness, but
because the roads got smaller and smaller and if you can believe it,
even smaller. Really. I swear that we have bicycle paths bigger in
Calgary. Anyway, good for Brian, he didn't loose his cool at all, at
one point I think that he may have cracked because we came around a
corner went down an hill and the road was so small the the hedge of
both sides and trees overhead were touching. He started giggling, I
started worrying. Anyway, we made it. If you can believe it, these
small roads have a speed limit of 60 miles and hour. Really not KM
but miles which is about 100 km an hour. MY GOD is all I can say.
But we survived. We stopped and had some fish and chips and Merry,
mushy peas.... yummmm. By the way, we won't be complaining about
gas prices anymore, because here they are 1.49 pounds for gas and
1.54 for diesel. But the good news is that our car does anywhere
from 70 mpg to 45 mpg. Really, that is the truth. It is a little
diesel Ford Focus. Can you believe it. I don't know why they can't
do that at home. Can you just imagine how great that would be.
Anyway, all is well.




We saw the chalk horse on our way to
Averly. It was on our list, but as we rounded a corner there it was
up on a hill in the middle of a field. Unfortunately it was raining
and there was no where to pull off for a better photo. The chalk
horse is a large chalk drawing of a horse on the hill. From there we
we traveled to Cerne Abbas to see the rude man. Like the horse he is
made out of calk but he is nude. They also call him the Giant Head
(not sure what that means) Brian and are disagreeing as to why they
call him that.




From here we were off to the Piddle Inn
in Pinddlintyne. It is quite old and rustic. We have a room above
the bar and restaurant. But hey, we have Guiness here. Maybe we
should rename this the Guiness tour. Haha. Anyway, this is a tiny
small town, my guess is maybe 100 folks and they are all downstairs
in the bar. This is quite cute and we are off tomorrow to see a
castle and move to another Inn. The sun came out for a few moments
this afternoon so I took a photo, just in case it doesn't come out
again. Love to all and we are really enjoy this great adventure. To
prove we are both still alive and breathing I will continue to upload
one photo of each of us.... for insurance purposes haha....
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