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Oct 10, 2018 - Stonehenge

We were driving to Bath and the traffic we were experience meant that our arrival into town would leave little time for anything but dinner. So we made a last minute decision to head to Stonehenge first. You have too book ahead of time to get into Stonehenge as the English Heritage Society limits the number of people who can be out at the site at once. Because we were originally planning to go in a couple of days, had to both reroute our direction in the maze of highways in the West of England and get ourselves a spot at the monument. How...

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UK/Ireland 2018

May 30, 2018 - Stonehenge

Our last day of the tour !! I think everyone is feeling a little sad and tired.. we had fun on the busy to Stonehenge with and funny exam and lots of laughs. Stonehenge is really very fasintating.. I’m certainly doing more reading up on the incredible sites and history of England, Scotland and Ireland .. but for now the last 4 weeks are a wonderful memories and great experiences that we will cherish forever.. staying back at Marble Arch’s Amba Hotel. Tomorrow we’ll catch a high speed train to chesterfield where we’ll collect the car and...

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Europe Holiday 2018

Apr 27, 2018 - Trials and Tribulations

We woke to rain, a late breakfast so a late departure for the 1/2 block walk to the tube at Paddington Station. We had no problems finding our platform but then the announcements made us nervous. Delays were being experienced on the Picadilly Circus line. Only those trains going to Heathrow were being allowed through. The 45 min. Ride took 2 hours. But on the bright side we got our refund from our Oyster Card. Phoning Renault and arranging pickup no problem. Then we saw our right-hand drive car! With left hand drive! This was certainly...

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Aug 17, 2017 - A Very Wet and Soggy UK Summer!

Hi Everyone We have been in the UK for just over 4 weeks and although its the height of summer the skies have been full of grey, angry clouds and rain has fallen most days. The healthy glow we had gained from our months in sunny Europe is fading fast. Between the showers of rain I've been blackberry picking. With all the wet, the dark tiny round orbs that join together to make a blackberry are about bursting with juice and sweetness. My fingers are stained from the dark fruit and I have a few scratches from the viciousness of the...

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Sep 8, 2015 - Today will be remembered forever

Today was incredible. We just arrived back from a tour to Bath, Lacock and a private inner circle viewing of Stonehenge after it closed. It was amazing. I took about 70 pictures and all I need to sort through the bunch before I post. Plus we are tired and need to get up early to take the train to Scotland. I am hoping to have some wifi on the train to post. In the meantime here is a sample....

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Feb 10, 2014 - Plymouth

With just enough daylight left to see an angel place appear across the road we were very happy to arrive and the Barbican guest house was just what we needed – close to everything and the people running it were fabulous. Dropping our bags, we headed out into the old streets of Plymouth – essentially the old part of town, called the Barbican. Apparently the only original part of old Plymouth to survive the blitz, it used to house the old fishing markets but these have been moved across the other side of the newly installed swing bridge and...

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Feb 10, 2014 - Along the A303

On the road again and this time a detour of interest to King Alfred’s Tower or the folly of King Alfred, it is a three sided tower conceived in 1762 and intended to commemorate the end of the 7 years’ war against France and the accession of King George 3. Designed in 1765 with some inspiration from St Marks Campanile in Venice, but it bears no resemblance. The tower is 49 metres (161 ft.) high and is triangular with round projections at each of the three corners. One of these, furthest from the entrance door, has a spiral staircase within...

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Feb 10, 2014 - Along the A303

Departure from Maidenhead around 0700 for our final destination of the day-Plymouth. 4 degrees and watching – Bear in the front and Dad holding on in the back, at any one time there is shouting and laughing or great gaps of silence as we all try to understand where the heck the Sat nav has decided to take us now… The road slowly gets cold and misty, Traffic followed us out of town in closely packed lanes and the further away we drove the longer the double lines of headlights coming towards us grew. Calling out the road signs as we go...

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Oct 15, 2013 - Stonehenge

@@@@@@@ BACKGROUND Here’s some of what the Lonely Planet – Great Britain chapter on Southwest England has to say about Stonehenge: This compelling ring of monolithic stones has been attracting a steady stream of pilgrims, poets and philosophers for the last 5,000 years and is Britain’s most iconic archaeological site. It’s still one of Britain’s great archaeological mysteries: despite countless theories about what the site was used for, ranging from a sacrificial centre to a celestial timepiece, in truth, no one really knows what drove...

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Jul 23, 2013 - Through some 4,500 year old pagan sites - as you do.

Today we drove to Stonehenge after worrying we may be trapped in the camper due to rain. It cleared - we did a few jobs - and drove on. We are now in a gorgeous caravan park surrounded by horses, cows and goats. Stan went off to visit a cricket buddy and join his team's training.

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Feb 18, 2013 - Stonehenge

As we were in the area we thought it was time we visited the famous Stonehenge ancient stone circle. The visitor’s facilities were poor and we were surprised how many people were there. Listening to the audio tour we learnt about stone circle. The first monument at Stonehenge is believed to have been a circular ditch and bank with a ring of 56 wooden or stone posts (around 3000BC). It was over 500 years later that the first stones seen today were brought to the site. Researchers have found that the stones came from the Preseli Hills in...

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Aug 8, 2012 - Stonehenge and Salisbury

Drove the 4 miles or so to Stonehenge this morning, and there was no problem parking Homer across the road from the “henge” in the carpark. It was an overcast misty morning as we wandered leisurely around this awesome prehistoric site. There were not the crowds here that we had expected, and the short sharp shower of rain waited until we were back at the “shop”! We then drove to the “park and ride” at Britford; which happened to be furthest away south of Salisbury, but is the only one of several around the city which does not have a height...

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