Den (dewhitton) wrote,

Day 16

Today's travels in purple on page 2.

We left Offord Darcy after a big breakfast. Steve and Sheena have duties to attend to, so they had to stay behind.

The day was sunny and cool. After an hours drive, it was cloudy and cool. By the time we reached Oxford, it was cold and wet and stayed that way.

We paused at Silbury Hill to take photos, and then headed for Avebury.

We wandered around the town within the stone rings and ditch dug during the Neolithic, for over an hour. The rain was a nasty cold pin-prick blown by the wind. My poor umbrella was turned inside out and bent all the struts.

We wandered around and were amazed at the site. There were some lambs sheltering in the lee of an ancient sarsen stone.

The rain grew worse and I slipped over had an unplanned kneeling event involving mud and jeans. Back in the car I cranked the heater up to 11 and felt the chill leave as my jeans dried.

After Avebury we headed south to Stonehenge. The day had turned bleak. The wind blew the rain directly over the stones, so there was no way to take a decent photo without getting rain on the camera lens. Aaron was very disappointed with the weather, but he is impressed by the site.

We are currently in a Holiday Inn at Amesbury. If the day is good tomorrow morning we'll hit Stonehenge again, and maybe Salisbury Cathedral before heading for Southampton.

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