After a leisurely breakfast at the Lodge we finally go on the road around 1100 hrs. We intended to leave earlier, but we found it difficult to tear ourselves away from the gorgeous view of the henge and the interesting conversation with Andrew and Susan.
On our way to Silbury Hill we passed the Wagon and Horses where we had eaten supper the night before. Isn't that thatched roof fabulous? And those flower baskets? We saw them everywhere and I just loved them and tried to duplicate them at home with no success.
One can't actually walk on Silbury Hill, but we were able to pull off the road and get a good view of it. We also stopped at West Kennet Longbarrow. I found all these prehistoric ruins fascinating.
After a short drive on the A30 we arrived in Lacock. Pippajo has a nice blog about Lacock that you'd enjoy too. We had a nice visit there. I particularly enjoyed the original details on the buildings and took lots of photos of things I wanted: boot scrapers, hardware, flower baskets, century old beams.
After a short drive south on the A350, we stopped at Compton Abbas Airfield for a fly-in. The Lord of the Manor is a pilot and we frequently visit air fields in our travels. The LOM had great fun watching the old airplanes taking off and landing, but I found the crowd more interesting. What a delightful little slice of English life; people of every age having a nice day out, eating, drinking, sun bathing, talking and flying.
We had a big day and we were tired so we found lodging at the Hollies in Martock and had a cozy supper. Please join us again tomorrow when we head to East Lambrook Garden and points west.