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Monday, November 10, 1997
London to Bath, England
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Bath, England:
Latitude: 51° 22' 12" North
Longitude: 2° 21' 45" West
Altitude: 625 feet
From Seattle: 5346 miles
Lodging: Hostel - YHA Bath

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Today's Travel:
Country: England
Regions: Greater London, Wessex Ferry
Route: Bus: London - Stonehenge - Avebury - Lacock - Bath
Start: London
Stop 1. Stonehenge
Stop 2. Avebury
Stop 3. Lacock
Stop 4. Castle Combe
End:Bath, England
Linear:126 miles
Weather: Mostly Sunny / Overcast

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Stonehenge Salisbury Plain, England

Stonehenge Salisbury Plain, England

Stonehenge Salisbury Plain, England

Stonehenge Salisbury Plain, England

Whitehorse chalk figure Salisbury Plain, England

Whitehorse chalk figure Salisbury Plain, England

Silbury Hill Avebury, England

Silbury Hill Outside Avebury, Salisbury Plain, England

All photo images © 1997-2000 Anthony Jones - Images may not be used without prior written approval.

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Trip Stats to Date:
Day: 214
Linear Dist: 84422
Countries Visited: 12
Regions Visited: 65
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Hotels: 40
Friends / Family: 77
Camping: 35
Hostels: 38
Transit: 24
Beers: 844
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Journal Entry:
Managed to book a spot on a coach going around England, Wales, and Scotland for seven days. First stop was Stonehenge. Stonehenge is impressive, especially considering that it datesback over 5,000 years. Unfortunately a freeway runs about 25 yards from the Heal stone. One of the most striking things to me was to look around and realize that in every direction there were burial mounds scattered around to the horizen.

The next stop was Avebury. Avebury is the site of a stone circle that is at least an order of magnitude bigger than Stonehenge. Unfortunately it's so big that you can't really take it in like you can Stonehenge. It's so large that the village of Avebury sits within the ring.

We stayed at Lacock, which is a quaint little village with no modern intrusions, basically a tourist trap (although a pretty one).

Castle Combe was the next stop. This village was supposedly voted the most beautiful village in Brittan. It's cute, it's old, but by this time in the day the important fact was it had a pub open. This is the village where the film version of Dr. Dolittle was filmed. After walking through the village streets and the church grave yard, what I found best about this village was the pint of ale I found at the single open pub.

Pulled into Bath after dark. After doing a brief tour of the village (in the dark) we arrived at the hostel. Took the city bus in to town from the hostel and spent the evening at a pub (surprise).


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