The Fleece at Cirencester
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So we left Cornwall and followed a huge, yellow gibbous moon. Saw the sun rise over Stonehenge. The mist pooled and we wondered - briefly - why were leaving beautiful south-west England.
At Fleet services at 5am, we had a great surpirise as Dawn's dad ( Umpa) was there ...
... paraphernalia of the period (music, sounds, smells of garage oil, posters, celebrity figures, and toys). It covered the period from the early days of "personal transport" to roughly the 1960's, including bicycles, tricycles, motorcycles, scooters, and pogo sticks! The museum was packed with memorabilia from tiny toys to full-sized gasoline pumps from years gone by.
A young woman we met on the train ...
... old villages with Thatched roof cottages. Our next stop was at Avebury, a teeny old village where a very large circle of standing stones still exists. Apparently these stones are the next best thing to stone henge, except you get close to them, touch them and there's less people. And apparently is actually on a henge, where Stonehenge isn't actually on a true henge. Fact of the day! The other fact of the day was what a henge was, as I didn't have a clue. Some of ...
Another day exploring the lovely local countryside and more pretty villages – Fairford, with its ancient church (gargoyles, spire, bell tower, medieval stained glass (incl some very medieval views of what hell is like!), wonderful brasses, ornate tombs and even some fanciful miserichord carvings – what more could you want (apart from no more visits to churches – according to Chris!!).... Lechlade ...
... a joke!) and finally 2 hours in the bus we eventually pulled up at Cirencester bus station back home in good old Blighty. What a shock to the system it was. We had a small welcome back party waiting for us at the bus station and it was lovely to see everybody again. It was very surreal. I guess after 16 months of travelling and being out of your comfort zone most of the time it now feels very weird to be back where everything is so familiar again.
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