Today was our first driving day. Well, I should say, Brian’s first driving day. We had a few hair-raising moments and more than a few National Lampoon Vacation moments (those traffic circles are confusing) but we managed to drive about 220 miles without incident. Our car is an Astra by Vauxhall. Anybody heard of that? Nice little compact car, luggage barely fits.
It really is a different experience even from the passenger side.
I took several photos from the car but this was the best shot to give you a feel of what it’s like. That’s our Tom Tom GPS obstructing the view-sorry. We are really glad we paid a little extra to get it. We took a few wrong turns and “she” got us back on track. She directed us through those traffic circles beautifully. It was pretty funny though, when Brian is whispering to himself, “Stay to the left, stay to the left,” and our British Tom Tom lady is saying, “In 800 yards take the traffic circle to the right and take the third exit.” “Is that the third exit? Turn right, stay to the left, stay to the left…”
Eventually, we arrived at Stonehenge.
It was breathtaking from the first sighting. We had been driving past rolling green hills dotted with sheep and cattle and then suddenly, there it was…
I can check one off the bucket list!
This was taken at probably about the closest point you can get to the Stones. There is a rope all the way around. There are burials on the other side so that could be why the ropes are further away there. You really get a different perspective of the Circle when you walk all the way around. The necklaces we’re wearing around our necks contain a recorded walking tour. At different markers along the path you listen to the description of that location.