Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Stonehenge and Bath

Well, the attempt to see Stonehenge on Friday was sort of a fail. Due to work on the Motorway (What I've heard referred to as the Inter-Shire) it took us almost twice as long to get there! We arrived at Stonehenge about fifteen minutes after it closed. But we still got some pretty good pictures! 

These are from right behind the fence, so we were still able to get pretty close it. 

Here's one of me from a little bit further away but a lower fence.
Our day in Bath was slightly less of a failure, in fact I would go as far call it a success! We left the group from Lander to check into their hotel and Magi and I went to go find out hostel. Distances on maps can be very deceiving...we thought we weren't going very far, but the hostel--which turned out to be very nice and very clean--was all the way up this huge hill! It took us 30/45 minutes to walk there. But it only took us about 15 minutes to walk back down the hill and meet up with part of the group from Lander. 

Let me tell you, the restaurants in Bath are cleverly hidden... It took us maybe 45 minutes to find a restaurant (because the pubs were no longer serving food). We hiked all over the city centre and finally settled on Thai Food, which was really good. Afterwards we went to pub and enjoyed some BlackThorn Cider.

Saturday morning we toured the Roman Baths. There's a museum attached that shows what the baths would have looked like back in the day, and I had no idea! The Bath bath complex was absolutely huge. There's this one spot where you can reach down and touch the water, and I did, it was so warm. It felt like a nice hot...bath. Here are some pictures of the Roman Baths: 

The town of Bath was beautiful. Lots of old buildings and 'clean-lines'. I would try and describe it further but I think the pictures, in this case, would do a much better job. 

This is a beautiful bridge right smack in the middle of town
The Royal Crescent. This is the building that is always pictures when talking about Bath.

Bath Abby.

I can't believe I've been in the UK for over a month. It doesn't feel like it at all. 
Well, more posts to come as the adventure continues,


1 comment:

  1. Shame Stonehenge we closed, you can still read about it, you may like this, it's very latest book