Last night we took the train to Salisbury so we could wake up and make our 7:30am date with Stonehenge. Before we set out, we had time to see the London Eye, Big Ben, and parliment.
The train ride was about an hour and forty five minutes and we arrived in Salisbury at 9:45pm. Chris was unimpressed with his first hostel experience. We had bunk beds and the room was stiflingly hot. It met my criteria in that it was cheap and clean!
The inner circle tour was a truly surreal experience. Standing next to those huge stones and knowing people moved them 5,000 years ago with none of the tools we have today was mind boggling. If someone came up to me and said, “Hey, let’s go move these heavy ass stones miles and miles.” I’d probably have them committed. From the photos, you can see that the weather took a turn for the worse, but we didn’t let it dampen our spirits. We both really enjoyed our time among the stones.
After Stonehenge, we went to the cathedral in Salisbury. It was breathtaking in its beauty. It has the highest spire in the country and the oldest working medical clock, which is operated by some type of weight and pully system and looks nothing like a clock!
Also, this happened… in the cathedral:
Chris had bought a bottle of mead at Stonehnge. He committed holy alcohol abuse when he dropped it on the stone floor. The man he got to clean it up was so nice. We were absolutely mortified. There’s nothing like the smell of alcohol in church.
After the cathedral, we made our way back to London on the train. We went to Harrods. It was a zoo! We wandered around for about an hour and a half and then headed back to the flat. We were exhausted! After an epic nap, we walked to a place very near the flat for dinner. Hands down our best meal yet. Chris had the lamb, to die for, and I had the chicken which was equally as impressive.
Tomorrw we’ll visit the Tower of London. We can’t wait to see the Crown Jewels!
Goodnight from London!!