Salisbury Plain

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Salisbury Plain

I woke up around 6 AM again. Grandma Kay and I had cereal and toast with homemade strawberry jam for breakfast. Grandma watered her plants and I filled the watering cans using the well once she was done.

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Grandma Kay’s friend Margaret picked us up around 8:30 and we drove towards Stonehenge. Our first stop was at Woodhenge:

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The wooden stumps were supposed to have been 9 meters tall back when the site was built!


Next we drove for a couple minutes down the road to Stonehenge. Stonehenge is on the Salisbury Plain and no one really knows why it was built. We parked near the visitor’s center and got on a bus to take us towards the site. We got off the bus halfway and walked from that point forward. I climbed a small mound (which contained at least 1 dead person) and got a picture. Here’s what the area around Stonehenge looks like:

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Once we had finished our journey to Stonehenge, we were able to walk around the site:

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I found a stone that seemed to have forgotten where it was supposed to be:

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A panoramic photograph turned out fairly well:

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I also saw a lot of (mostly German) tourists:

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Back at the tourist center we looked at some huts, which would have been located near Woodhenge and would have been occupied by the people that built Stonehenge:

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Next we drove to Devizes to have a picnic lunch near the Caen Hill Locks. While there we saw some boats climb the 237 foot flight of locks:

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After lunch we walked up the hill to get an ice cream from a cafe at the top:

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I took this panorama of the Caen Hill Locks on the way back to the car:

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On the way home we passed through Avebury and looked at the stones from the car. We also saw a White Horse and passed through Marlborough, which contains the second widest road in England:

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For dinner we went to The Four Horseshoes in Sherfield where I had fish and chips:

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