29 May 2013


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.


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!

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.