My iPad's charger called it quits yesterday, so I had to wait to buy a new one before I could post about yesterday and today. Okay, here we go.
Day 7- Tour Day
Today was a day dedicated to a tour through Lacock, Bath, and a private viewing of Stonehenge's inner circles! I could not imagine being in England without stopping by Stonehenge, so I scheduled a tour that led you right inside.
But first Lacock.
The countryside coming out of London is gorgeous. Rolling hills, dewy green grass, flowers.
The drive to Lacock was about two hours long, but it went by very quickly because of the great views.
There were lots of sheep and lots cattle around. We even saw a pig farm.
The day was beautiful, too, apart from one small afternoon shower.
We didn't have a very long stay there, about an hour. But it was a lovely little spot.
Lacock is a tiny town that has remained intact for 500 years, so you see lots of Tudor buildings around, and stone streets.
I grabbed a cup of coffee there and a Cornish pasty to eat on the road, since there was no official lunch time scheduled.
Our next stop was Bath, to see the old Roman baths that give the city its name. It was about 45 minutes from Lacock.
The first thing they told us was that the water was filthy so please not to touch it. And what did people do, touch it.
Right after this, the museum ended with a faucet from which you could try some of the special healing waters that have made this place so famous throughout the ages. I grabbed a paper cup and filled with with the hot water. It tasted a lot like iron. A bit like tasting blood.
Once we were doe at the baths, we had time to explore on our own. The city was gorgeous.
We spent two hours in Bath, where it rained for a bit after we got out of the baths, and then we got back on our bus and made our way toward our dinner area near Stonehenge. The views there could not have been prettier.
I had fish and chips, which weren't as good as the ones I had in Portobello Road last Saturday, but I was so excited to see Stonehenge that I didn't care.
Finally, we were on our way there.
So that was yesterday. I loved the Roman baths and all that, but it doesn't get better than standing right inside Stonehenge, with crows cawing around you and the sun setting.
Today, I headed to the Apple store in Covent Garden first thing to get my new cable and charger. Finally, I've been able to charge my iPad again.
I went to see the Victoria and Albert Museum, near South Kengsinton Station. It's a huge building. I mean, huge. Just stepping a foot inside you think how the hell am I going to see all of this? The answer: you can't. Like the Natural History Museum in New York, there's no chance you will get to all the exhibits.
There weren't many more places where you could take pictures in the museum, but I got a great snake sculpture.
By the time I got out of there I was really tired, so I found a nice little place to buy some food and hopped back on the tube to Goodge Street station...where a Scientoloogist tried to get me to convert.
Verys trange conclusion to the day.