Avebury and Stonehenge
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Today's journey takes us to Stonehenge and we park in a huge car park with all the coach loads of people and cars. Our £2 parking money is refunded with the purchase of the tickets to walk around the stones. It is Sunday and it is bedlam. Find a couple of handsets and plug in to the commentary. Though we felt we had to visit it we did as many had suggested and went on to Avebury.
Before that we found a Morrisons where there was an offer of 2 roast dinners for £7.99 and as there were yorkshire puddings too, we did it! Not the crowds here at Avebury, or an admission charge and one could walk around the many rings and touch the stones.
Camp at Newbury in a rather busy camp ground. Caravans and tents are in the same area and I now know why most parks separate them as those in caravans make a fair bit of noise living in their vans for a tent pitched next to them.
Next day arrange to meet my cousin M and his wife N to go out to dinner. As we are about to go into the Underground station we bump into a friend from Australia who is also going to stay with V&A for the night! Amazing. Dinner is near Berkley Square in a French restaurant and we have a great night catching up on news. M&N kindly took Kate under their wing on a few occasions last year and took her on a South Wales tour as they too had lived there once. Wednesday 19th July we are packed up, have passports with us for Ireland and head off on a not so long trip to Trowbridge for the Village Pump Festival. It is very hot and an attempt to get ice and chilled foods at a supermarket fails as all their refridgeration has failed. Buy a cooked chicken to have cold with a salad that night.