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Road trips and adventures #4 – myths, legends and a touch of history!

Posted on August 25, 2019 by Sioux under General

We found the Avebury Henge without much difficulty and stopped off for ice-creams and a walkabout.  Avebury is a Neolithic henge monument containing three very large stone circles, around the village of Avebury.   Henges are intriguing monuments built around 4,000 – 5,000 years ago. Built roughly circular, they usually have an embankment outside of a ditch. No one has […]

Road trips and adventures #4 – on the road to the place of festivals, myths and legends

Posted on August 20, 2019 by Sioux under General

By 10am we were well on our way to our next stop, and taking it easy, we stopped a couple of times to chat to some locals as well as enjoy the scenery of the Pewsey Downs National Nature Reserve, an area of chalk downland situated on the steep slopes above the Vale of Pewsey. A […]

Road trips and adventures #3 – waterways

Posted on August 15, 2019 by Sioux under General

The Caen Hill locks remain a source of fascination for me. A sequence of 29 locks that rise 72m over 3.2km, it’s also known as the ‘Flight of Locks’ and I’ve spent many an hour there, watching the longboats navigating the canal, or just enjoying the peacefulness of the area. Paul hadn’t been to the […]

Road trips and adventures #3 – myths and legends – bucket lists being fulfilled!

Posted on August 10, 2019 by Sioux under General

After a good nights’ rest we were on our way early the next morning, heading for Stonehenge, a place we have both long wanted to visit. It was pretty cold and we were glad of having taken jackets, beanies, gloves and scarves along!   Stonehenge was produced by a culture that left no written records; […]

Road trips and adventures #3 – sleeping in the land of myths and legends

Posted on August 3, 2019 by Sioux under Green Door

Once the cathedral visit was done, we headed off to find our accommodation. Although it was getting dark, we found the place easily enough. Warmly welcomed into a beautiful home, we spent some time chatting to the owners, had a glass of wine with them, then unpacked and went off in search of food. We […]

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