Stones and Bath
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May 14th, 2007 – by: seahlk
I got to know a Malaysian guy who is working in US, so we sat together on the bus, talking about what we have done in London thus far. Our guide packed us into the yellow bus and off we go.
Rab managed to brief us all about the dos and donts on his bus in a very humorous way. We went past the Chelsea flower show as we went on the motorway. Had a short break near Reading, bought lunch and we went off to our first stop, the White Horse.
The Uffington White horse was something I know prior to the trip. It was used in Age of Empire.
Avebury stone circle is definitely not as famous as Stonehenge, cos the Malaysian guy,Kean was asking about the stones with one lying ontop of each other. Sure enough, it wasnt impressive, but the circle is huge. The village is supposed to be in the middle of the circle. We walked around part of the circle as part of the ritual, and then I decided to climb to a higher point so that I can get the circle formation. It wasnt very steep, but because it had rained earlier, the path was slippery. I took cautious steps up, and when I managed to get to the top of the hill, it became soo windy.
After Avebury stones, we went to Bath. It was approx 3pm when we reached Bath, so after checking in at St Christopher's inn, I went straight out to explore Bath. Just when I though I was lost, I saw Bath Abbey in front of me, and a red city sightseeing bus. What better way to explore the city sights with commentaries. So I boarded the bus, and saw the usual sights in Bath, Royal crescent, circle, Avon river, Pultney bridge etc. Not only were the sights overwhelming, the bus ride itself was overwhelming. As it had been very very very lond since I sat on the upper deck of a bus, and it was the first time sitting on a open upper deck, the lack of seat-belts made me felt insecure.
After the tour, I walked around, trying to find a noodle shop I spotted on the bus. But I got pretty lost. Finally when I see the Abbey, I just got myself a salad and water and went back to the hostel. It had been quite a day for me, so I turned in at 7pm, hoping that that would help my sore feet as well as preventing the impending cold that I had starting to developed.
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