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Grand Final day

Sydney wins and we're off to Stonehenge

sunny 15 °C

An early start this morning - up and listening to the grand final on the iPad from about half time, what a close game, I'm glad I'm not a swans or hawks supporter! But obviously the right team one, red wins every time :) and Miguel sounds fairly happy about the situation too! After that we find 'Countdown' on TV; it's certainly lacking the characters from Letters & Numbers...
Yummy breakfast this morning, featuring some particularly good hash browns that are almost more like bubble & squeak. And they are triangle shaped!
Had a stroll around the streets of Colerne, then it was my turn to drive, and Simon's turn to navigate. It didn't start well, missing a turn almost immediately, but we ended up in Lacock eventually without breaking any road rules, or hitting any other cars, horses or pedestrians! Lacock was cute and old and quaint, and we just ambled around enjoying the sunshine. Still only 15 degrees, mind you, but sunny nonetheless.
Encountered some amusing road signs on our travels today - "tanks crossing" was rather unexpected, and the "deer" warning signs were great. Watts would have appreciated them for sure :)
When we got to Stonehenge, we bought a sausage roll each. That was a mistake. There was nothing sausages about them, but I suppose they were kind of rolly. Don't even want to think about what kind of meat may or may not have been in them, and the pastry was sweet - kind of like churros! Not good. In fact, I'm going to put it out there and say they were the World's Most Disgusting Sausage Rolls. Urgh.
Anyway, then we found Lollop and Luke, who had been stuck in a traffic jam for about 3 hours. Nice to see a familiar face from home! We then checked out the bunch of rocks that everyone talks about so much, and marvelled at the English love of the audioguide. Essentially, they don't know why or how Stonehenge was built, or by who, and yet they still needed an informative audioguide to tell you that. Put it this way - aliens and Merlin were posited as equally plausible explanations. Best part was probably being told "to hear more information about the aliens, press forty four on your audio guide - press the number four, and then four again". Oh, so THAT'S what forty four means...
Then off to the Cotswolds for the dinner, where we stayed in a town ( NOT a village, Luke) and had a lovely dinner to celebrate our first completely dry day of the trip. Huzzah! Camel milk chocolate and plum wine for dessert, what more could you ask from a day?

Posted by Buccas 00:25 Archived in England

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