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The first part of our European adventure started in Southampton, England, mainly because the cruise we are taking leaves from this port city. This is my first trip to England and I was hoping to get to London for obvious reasons! I mean, who goes to England and doesn’t visit London! But, we only Β had three days before the ship sets sail so London will have to be the next time around. The great news is that Stonehenge is only an hour from Southampton, and my hubby loves to drive on the wrong side of the road, so that was our first stop. We headed to Salisbury, the closest city to the monument. It was a beautiful day!

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I was shocked at how close we were allowed to get to the structures.

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I did not know that there are stones along the outer edge of the main monument, each with a different meaning, I think this is the heel stone

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I was also unaware how out in the open this field is, not only was the structure amazing, so was the surrounding landscape. I turned in each direction and saw only fields.

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It appears that we are the only people visiting this day, but there were many other folks around! Again, I was impressed with the feeling that we were alone with this structure!

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Here is another stone along the outside of the ring, it looks like a face to me.

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It could be a smile?!

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This flat stone in the foreground is the slaughter stone, I think I know its purpose!

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A second view of the slaughter stone

We decided to walk back to the visitors center instead of taking the shuttle. We saw these sheep in the field, they were everywhere as where cattle.

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See the white specks? I will get closer in a moment.

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As we walked along we spotted these mounds. This is where ancient people were buried so they would always be able to see Stonehenge during their eternal rest.

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As we walked along I could not help but think of Sherwood Forest.

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Can’t you just see Robin Hood and his men riding down this road!

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I have a couple more pictures of sheep and some huts that were replicas from the time that the workers lived in this area. However, the internet is so spotty that I am just trying to upload now! We head to Ireland next!

 

 

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