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Published: September 25th 2009
Bath, Lacock & Stonehenge
Breakfast at the Holiday Inn was a variety of breads, cheeses, hot drinks and juices. We took some of the cheese as snacks for later. The weather is dreadful! It’s cold and windy, we hope it clears up by the time we get to Stonehenge as there is no cover and we will not be able to see the henge if the rain keeps pouring down like this.
We arrive at the City of Bath; this must be one of the most beautiful cities we’ve seen so far on the trip. All the buildings are constructed of a light material that might me a kind of sandstone. We drive by one Nicolas Cage’s apartments, no 8 Circus street, should you want to drop by for tea if you are in the area.
Our tour starts a the Roman Baths and we are amazed at the advanced technology that the Romans used at the time, they created saunas and under floor heating by manipulating the low of the warm water and the seam produced by the natural hot springs. The warm spring water mixing with the cold air created a
It's still waterproof after all these years
rustic feel with the steam rising from the water at all the baths. The Roman Baths existed from 8 BC, but only men were aloud to use it back in the day. The tour ended at the King’s Spring where we bought some of the sulfurous water, and that’s exactly how it tasted and smelled, honestly we didn’t quite feel as rejuvenated and healthy as we felt nauseous of the gross tasting salty hot water.
The weather was clearing up so we ventured into town. Everywhere you go is beautiful nook and crannies and the pebble stones that cris cross the town enhances the ambiance of the old town. There are statues everywhere of the Minotaur and Lady Hare. We decided it’s time for lunch and Melinda found a flamingo pink Italian Ice cream shop where we had hot crepes with Nutella Chocolate spread, nuts, bananas, vanilla ice-cream an cream! DIVINE!!! We enjoyed the old town a lot but the rain was getting really bad so we left for the pick-up point to discover more than half of our ravel companions were already waiting for the mini coach.
We’re off to the 13th century town of Lacock. Since
this is a heritage sight the people living here are not allowed to make any changes to the town, there are for instance no visible satellite dished, street lights or telephone / electric cables. The weather is miserable and we just walked around about two blocks. The doors to the houses are very tiny and we wondered if the people of the 13th century were really small or if the small doors helped to keep out the cold. We are so glad we packed our beanies and gloves!
On our way to Stonehenge the unexpected happened as the rain stopped and the skies cleared! We were totally stoked about this since we really wanted to see the infamous Stonehenge. We were also lucky that there were not a lot of tourists because of the weather. We got out and were amazed at seeing the actual henge! The place has an eerie feel to it, but that might just me due to the ominous weather and the idea that no one really knows the what, when, how’s of the structure. The structure is big and we are glad to see it, but our bubble are soon burst when we reached
the far side of the structure and out of nowhere there’s a cloud burst and we didn’t take our umbrella. Everyone runs to the closest roofed area and we decide not to be squished by all the other people and run to the Visitors shop a then to the coach. When we get there everyone else is already there and waiting for us. And we are this time not surprised when the weather cleared again as soon as we got on the bus. Best of all is that this time the clouds do not gather again and we have a sunny trip back to London.
We were a bit nervous as to how to get to Jaco & Sarah’s house as Jaco went to Sweden to join Sarah for Oliver’s birthday. We are ecstatic when we finally reach their house! GO TEAM!! We had some more Burger King, by now we just want some healthy food and salad, but tomorrow is our “day off” in London, so we decided we’ll eat some of the green stuff at some nice little place close to the London Bridge we that we plan on seeing tomorrow.
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