Tonight is 2 weeks until I go home, and almost 2 weeks since I got here. So bizarre, time’s going so quickly!
Yesterday Genna and I left the house at 6.00am to get to Avebury for sunrise and what a waste of effort that was. No sun to be seen the entire day and the Avebury rocks are just sititng on the side of the road, seemingly insignificant.
Stonehenge was far more interesting and more like a tourist attraction, even though the stone themselves were much smaller than I thought they would be. I experienced my first audio guide, which was interesting but sucked because I had to hold it to my ear with one hand, meaning I couldn’t keep that hand warm or take photos without putting it down.
That said, to look at those bloody rocks and try to work out how and why it was made, was definitely worth the entry fee.
After Stonehenge we drove over to Bath and wandered around the shops and checked out the Roman Baths (ohmygod amazing) and Bath Abbey (also amazing). Did you know that Phillip Macquarie moved to Bath after being first Governor of Australia and eventually suicided because of the pain of an Aboriginal spear that couldn’t be removed but couldn’t be buried at Bath Abbey because suicide was a sin back then. He’s buried in some other part of Bath, near a pub, so probably a good place to be!
We stayed at 139 Bath on Wells Road and was a luxurious place to stay. Dinner was also devine at this steak place on the recommendation of the guy running the B&B. I slept like a baby and apparently didn’t even snore!
Today we drove home via Oxford and took a bus tour around the town before checking out the Natural History Museum and the local shops. Oxford really is a University town and it takes a tour of the town to actually realise this.
Drove home through my first snow shower! Needless to say, it was freezing cold.
Tomorrow is the start of 3 days in London, so I should catch up on all my sight seeing.