4.8.09 Stonehenge to Salisbury
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4.8.09 Stonehenge to
Another beautiful Spring day! We left the lovely Newton Mill Campground in
We went just another 10 miles down the road to historic
We parked in Coach Parking, next to the Car Park, for 1L per hour. We checked with the parking guy, who gives out the 80L tickets if you’re late, and sweet-talked him into agreeing that our oversized RV qualified for the coach parking.
Then we beelined it for the famous 13th century Cathedral, which was built in the amazingly short timeframe of just 38 years! Most cathedrals took about 200 years to build, so they must have used good Subs. This cathedral has the highest spire in
Nice guy Simon, at Tourist Information, called the RV campground for us (which we could see upon our drive into town). Hudson’s Field Camping and Caravan Club Park is just about a mile out of town on Castle Road, with very nice Mr. & Mrs. Elliott (formal England!) running the place.
We’re now parked in a lovely field for just 13 L for the night, sans electric (3L) because other than the microwave, we don’t really use any more electric than our coach battery provides (since it charges as we drive). That is a great deal for this beautiful, top-notch campground. We qualify as Camping and Caravan Club members (worth 45L) with our Camping Card International, which I bought via
I did buy their book of Certified Locations (15L), which includes the thousands of wonderful Farm Sites for 5 or fewer motorhomes. Without such a resource, it is difficult finding places to camp, so it was well worth the money. Mr. Elliott also said that in the morning, they will help us reserve a London Campground location for next week. The Elliotts are, of course booked for this weekend, and are concerned that we will not find places to stay, so their help will be much appreciated. Easter Weekend, as the kids are out of school for two weeks, is a popular camping time. The Elliotts also mentioned that they’ve been much busier this year than last year so far. Camping is very popular around here.
We are in view of Old Sarum, the former town of
We got to talk to Ned today for about 15 minutes! Our 5L phone card that we bought yesterday provides 42 minutes of talk time from a public pay phone to the
Today was something of a comedy of errors, but I’m pleased that nothing major happened. Every few minutes something fluky happened, but Jazy and I reminded each other that today’s issues and stress did not compare with worry about corrupt police around the next corner, as we contended with in Central America. So worry is all relative, right!?