The Ship Inn & Hotel
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... take longer, perhaps, when one must say hello to the sheep, and to horses, pause to watch the pheasant, and the sun, as well as take photographs of them all.
Tomorrow we had a bigger day planned, but the easy slow pace is already having us rethink our agenda. I think instead of going here, there, and trying to get to that, and see that, we're scaling it down to a smaller area, and spending quality time in the landscape and with the food and the people.
Viewed the prehistoric setting of Stonehenge and later the Roman Baths in get this the city of Bath (makes sense huh). But Bath is also a Georgian city with extensive architecture built largely during the 17th and 18th century.
Stonehenge is actually small, but it is remarkable that people without the wheel or equipment with which to hoist could have developed this place. These stones were moved over many miles before placement.
Another grey day with hint of showers! We breakfast on our usual muesli and coffee and everyone except Charlie and me prepare to go to watch Lily play hockey. I organise our rather large bundle of washing and rest and relax. When they return - Lily's team lost but she played well - we get ready to go to Castle Combe. We have been to this town before on our first trip and I remember it as being very typical English cottages and ...
... back to the cathedral which was thought to be for the monks to make more discreet visits. Now the title of this chapter of the blog refers to Advent. When planning dates, we decided that we might hear some more seasonal music in England, especially in a cathedral city for Advent, officially the first day of the new church year. It is the time to begin to anticipate the coming of Christ on Christmas Day. From Darkness Into Light is the Salisbury Advent celebration. ...
... water table were to drop the building would come down with it. At the time the only taller construction in the world was the great Pyramid. Also houses 1 of only 4 original copies left of the Magna Carta. Was raining when we got to the top. By the time we got down the sun was coming out so decided to head back to Stonehenge and enjoy it with some sunshine. Very glad we did. Off to the Cotswolds tomorrow for a few ...