I was thinking about Avebury recently so I thought I'd share some photos with you. We took this trip in July of 2006, originally to see Pavarotti at Warwick Castle, but then he took ill and the concert was cancelled and you know the rest of that story. But we went anyway and had a great time visiting the Lord of the Manor's relatives.
Here is the tiny little Yaris we rented at Heathrow. It was brand new, clean and shiny (what were they thinking?) and it got a zillion miles to the gallon and kept up on the motorway. Great little car.
And we certainly did that. We stayed at the Lodge, the white house in the photo below. You can also see it just above the large stone in the photo above.
Being within the stones allowed us early access the next morning. It was only us and the sheep, lots of sheep, at 0700 hrs. We walked around the whole thing marveling at the size of the stones and the precision of their arrangement. And avoiding sheep poo.
The henge is surrounded by this huge ditch. Quite a massive project and all very fascinating, but finally we said "Cheerio" to the sheep and went back for breakfast.
We also explored the village. Here's the pub; it's said to be haunted so we didn't go inside.
Here's the church through the lynch gate.
And here are some charming little cottages.
I'm glad you joined us on our visit to Avebury. I hope you can continue on to Silbury Hill and beyond with us tomorrow.
Ring me up or post me a letter some time, won't you?