Tim and Jan in Winchester
Trip Start Dec 19, 2011
134Trip End Oct 05, 2012
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We got to the station just in time for the next train to Winchester however the first 40min of the journey was spent standing up quite squashed in the toilet/door area as the train was packed full. Thankfully the rest of the trip we were able to find some seats and so it went quite quickly. We arrived in Winchester about 4.30 and were greeted by Tim (same Tim I had picnic with the other day) who then took us for a little tour around the city of Winchester via the comfy car. We then parked and had a short walk around the main areas including the big cathedral and the main shopping street.
It's a gorgeous little town and I actually remembered quite a bit of it from when we visited many years ago. After our wander we got back in the car and drove through the beautiful English country side (which Tim put well – looks like the Microsoft screensaver!) for about 20mins before arriving at Tim and Jans house. We were welcomed into a lovely little house by Jan and Robbie where we had some nice tea and cake and got to relax around for a while. It was nice to relax and sit and watch tv and do nothing as well as be able to do some washing and have a real shower! After all this it was dinner time which was absolutely delicious and consisted of spicy roast chicken, satay sweet potato bake and yummy garlic vegies, followed by apple and rhubarb pie with hot custard – yuuuum!
Monday 16th April
Woke up nice and refreshed after a great sleep in a nice comfy bed and had a great real shower with nice clean towel. Then were treated to a yummy breaky of fresh yoghurt and fruits and toast with vegemite! After breakfast Tim took us out to see Stonehenge which is about 30mins away from their house. On the drive there we passed gorgeous rolling hills and other typical English scenery. We arrived at Stonehenge which is right next to the highway which is quite strange and we headed in (while Tim waited outside reading his book in the sun). We were lucky to get there early enough that we beat most of the huge busloads of tourists. We listened to the audioguide for a while before it got a bit boring and started repeating things it already told us, so we just spent the time wandering the path around the stones.