One's destination is never a place but rather a new way of looking at things - Henry Miller

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


Tuesday, 20 July 2010
This is quick catch up 2.
Stonehenge July 14
Our first wet day.
We had a lovely day in England in spite of a wet start to the day. It began to drizzled as we stepped onto the bus in Southampton and built up as we drove through Wessex, Hampshire, new Forest, Salisbury, Wiltshire and out to Stonehenge.
It is much smaller than I expected. After we donned our raincoats we were given a headpiece and left to take our own 45 minute narrated tour of the site. About half way round the weather lifted and we had a beautiful day from there on. I like the little “path” signs which invited peopek into the neighbouring field where cattle and sheep grazed completely oblivious to the busloads of tourists wandering around.
On our return to Salisbury, we accepted our guide’s invitation to tour Salisbury Cathedral . What a surprise! We saw one of 2 surviving copies of the Magna Carter written in 1066, tombs of men who were supporters of Richard 2nd and Richard the 3rd in the 13th and 14th centuries and walked o memorial stones to people who died from as early as the 12th century.
Back in Southampton we went shopping and saw a store owned by F Hinds and bought a couple of new shirts at Marks and Spencers before beginning the third leg of our journey- Southampton to New York at 9:00pm with 1100 new passengers. There are only 900 of us doing the round trip.

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