England Trip
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 they are.

Then to Avebury, a town which has a stone circle surrounding the town. We eat supper at the Red Lion Pub in Avebury.

Image of Salisbury Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral

Image of
Half Timbered House in Salisbury

Half Timbered building in Salisbury

Image of Old Sarum

Jan and Mary Jane in ruins of Old Sarum

Image of Old Sarum

View of Salisbury Plain from top of bank at Old Sarum

Image of Old Sarum

Ruins at Old Sarum

Image of White Chalk Horse

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.

Image of Kennet and
Avon Canal

Kennet and Avon Canal

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