Day 7 Monday June 24, 2002
By Dan, Mary Jane and Scotty Hyde
Monday, June 24, 2002
We leave the mystery of Stonehenge and visit the town of Salisbury.
We buy some Beanie Babies, a soccer shirt for Scotty (not an England
team jersey), and a little stuffed bear with the message, "Left in
Salisbury Cathedral." I photograph the Walking Madonna
statue. We visit Salisbury Cathedral and look at one of four extant
copies of the Magna Carta.
We drive out to Old Sarum, predecessor of Salisbury. There is nothing
but ruins here. We all walk along a path above one of the walls.
Scotty has his first-ever encounter with nettles and learns how itchy
Then to Avebury,
a town which has a stone circle surrounding the town. We eat supper
at the Red Lion Pub in Avebury.
Half Timbered building in Salisbury
Jan and Mary Jane in ruins of Old Sarum
View of Salisbury Plain from top of bank at Old Sarum
Ruins at Old Sarum
White Chalk Horse in distance.
Quest for the White Horse. On the hills around Wiltshire are images
of white horses, made by exposing the white chalk of the hills. We
saw a couple of these horses in 1985-86, and locate and photograph one
of them this afternoon.
Kennet and Avon Canal
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