A night at Château Julius et Anna
Trip Start Dec 14, 2007
189Trip End Mar 16, 2009
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The first thing that took Inge-Marie by surprise was how small the formations were, she might have been expecting something similar to the pyramids. You can clearly see the stones from the road but we both paid the expensive entry fee which fortunately included an audio guide and took a short walk around the site. To be honest the audio guides made the visit worth the exorbitant entrance fee as they explained what the stone formations where used for in ancient times and how they were almost perfectly aligned with events like the sunrise during the various solstices
We finally arrived in Winchester just before 6pm and after a brief struggle trying to reverse park our massive sedan into a space barely big enough for a motorcycle; Julius was kind enough to eventually show us how it was meant to be done. He clearly had a lot more practice at this than I had!
Once again we were treated to a delicious home cooked meal and some fantastic wines. It was great just being able to chat in a normal home environment, something we had been longing for in the past few months. After a great dinner we were led on a tour of Winchester by night and got to see the town's impressive cathedral before sampling some of the areas fine brew at the local pubs. We were really impressed with this little town, just one more little English gem. (Thanks so much Julius and Anna for your hospitality and taking time off to entertain us, we really appreciated it. Don't forget your promise to come visit in South Africa!)