29 May 2013

BATH AND STONEHENGE



From Cardiff where we had spent the night we haven't seen a lot, except some buildings in the rain ! It had started to rain, the first time since we left London a week ago.

When we arrived in Bath, which is a very beautiful town, it rained so much, that we took a Sightseeing bus to take us around with some others from our group instead of following our guide who did a walking tour !




I douldn't take a lot of pictures because the windshield was full of raintrops, but we saw a lot of the town and the guide, an English lady was absolutely great, she told us a lot of anecdotes of what happened in Bath during the centuries, as for example the men and women taking a bath in the source water fully dressed and then once dry they drank the water ! The clothes were full of fleas and bugs as they were never washed and so were the hair too.

After having a coffee which warmed us up, we continued our way through the rainy but beautiful landscape to Stonehenge.



I had been in Stonehenge last year in August (see here) so I didn't follow the others for the guided tour with headsets on your ears. I watched them from outside  and looked at the stones from far, they looked so different in the rain  as when I was there last year while the sun was shining and the sky blue.

On the way back to London, we got all a list of email adresses from all the members of our group and a beautiful red T-shirt from the Expat Tour company. Then it was time to say good bye, and we took the tube back to St. Pancras station. I had booked a Bed & Breakfast near the station in a little square enough far away not to hear the noisy main street.

We arrived at 6 in the hotel and stayed, we didn't even go out for supper we still had some muffins and other things which we ate with a cup of coffee and then went to sleep.

6 comments:

Jo said...

Ah, good ole England and it's inclement weather. But you saw so much and share it with us! Did all the people agree to share their e-mail addresses? Just wondering... Safe trip home, my friend. I bet the sun is shining in Waterloo and Mr G and the cats welcome you with open arms! xxx

Mar said...

Safe travels going home!! you must be exhausted but what an interesting tour, thanks for taking us along :)

Sandra Carlier said...

Sounds you were a nice group!
And lucky you visiting already Stonehege last year!!! I remember very well your post!

Cezar and Léia said...

Sunshine and blue sky make the difference for sure. :)
Anyway, Stonehenge is a very special place and you got nice pictures!
Hugs
Léia

Loree said...

I can;t believe you've already been there a week. It's been an interesting tour.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I just caught up on several posts about your fun bus trip...we went to Bath when we stayed in London; it is very interesting for sure. You had a great group to tour with.