Saturday, August 25, 2007


Our third stop on Wednesday was the Stone Circle at Avebury.

Avebury sits about an hour north of Glastonbury via a few pretty narrow "B-Roads" and a few winding "A-Roads". It was a lovely drive and we arrived shortly before sunset. Our first stop in the area was Silbury Hill. Silbury Hill is the largest barrow in Europe. It is impressive to think that something so large was built by hand in prehistoric times.

We then drove into the ring of stones at Avebury and walked around. It was lovely! Unlike Stonehenge, it is open to walk about and shoot from any angle you can get to. Also unlike its more famous cousin to the southwest, it is open for the sheep to walk around wherever they please. (Therefore, it is pretty important to watch where you're walking when touring the Avebury Stone Circle.)

We arrived around sunset. What a lovely area! We then decided to have a quick drink at the Red Lion Pub. The pub (as well as much of the village) is actually inside the stone circle.

We had a beer and a snack and then hit the road for home. Sure enough, as soon as we left Wiltshire, the rains started and we drove through the rain all the way back into London. Yuck!

Still and all, we made great time. It was a busy day and full of things to do and to see. We arrived back at home, ate a quick dinner of leftovers and headed off to bed. Thursday was, after-all, a work day for me.

Wherever you are today, I hope you're having a great day!

Don Bergquist - 25 August 2007 - Thames Ditton, Surrey, UK

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