Next we headed off to Stonehenge. Unexpectedly it seems to be out in the middle of nowhere, still living in the middle of a field. True, there are highways nearby but there are no buildings that I could see. The Stonehenge itself was interesting because of mystery that surrounds it. Given the number of people who visit stonehenge, you can't get up close. That would change later in the day.
We then decided to go to a town called Avesbury but not before stopping off a Woodhenge. You see, whoever made stonehenge made all sorts of henges in the south of England and they use different materials. The woodhenge didn't survive, being made of wood and all, but it has been re-created to give you an idea about how it looked. Woodhenge was followed by Avesbury which is a really cool place. Like the rest of the theme of the day ..... there is a henge here as well that surrounds the village. This henge is made of stone but the major difference is that it is totally accessible which I thought made Avesbury better than stonehenge. There are gates that let you into the fields where the stones are and these fields were full of sheep.
A great big thanks to John for driving us around and making this day happen.
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