Weekend Walkabout Finale
Trip Start Aug 05, 2005
57Trip End Dec 29, 2005
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Because we have booked this tour with *Premium Tours*, we have the priviledge of access to the stones themselves instead of having to look at them from a distance. It is rather challenging getting photographs without tourists swarming, but I get creative and get a few decent shots. People are really nice about offering to take photos of me with the stones because they know I am a loner
I spend some time absorbing the migikal energy of the place, fascinated by the difference in the blue stones and the sarum stones. I could actually feel a difference in the temperature between the two. The scientific explanation could be that the actual rock holds the heat of sun for different periods of time but I prefer the more mystical idea that some stones just have more magik in them than others.
Liam shows us places where the stones have been defaced by famous people: John Keats and Christopher Wren among them having carved their names into the monument. He also shows a stone that looks like a face. I think I included a photograph of that one.
The sun is setting quickly and the day grows dim. Just as Barry and Liam begin to herd us back toward the coach, the rain begins to dump. It held off just long enough for us to enjoy the monument. What a perfect weather day. Barry and Liam leave us with a few more suggestions of places to see as the coach pulls away and heads back to London. I am knackered, but happy that I have seen that which I saw today.