13th -16th May
16.05.2007 -17 °C
I spend most of my time trying to work out the date. Some days we don't even know what day it is!! Such is life.
After a very active day on the Saturday walking everywhere we had a lazy day on the Sunday as we did a bus tour to Stonehenge, Bath and the Cotswolds. We decided to do this instead of hiring a car and driving ourselves as weather has not being good and predicted rain for more days. It was an early start as we had to be at the pickup spot by 7:30.am Lucky for us it was just up the street.
Needless to say the day started off with rain and as we got into the countryside it got heavier and did not stop for most of the day!! Stonehenge was really interesting but we did not spend long and the rain and wind made it difficult to spend the required time to ponder on what happened so long ago. Most people I speak to have similar experiences of their visit to Stonehenge with the weather. We stopped at a small pub for lunch on our way to Bath. We sat next to a young couple from Sydney who were off to Ireland the next day. Pub meal was ok but expensive for what we got.
When we arrived in Bath we had a total of 50mins to do a tour of the Roman Baths. This was interesting and we were enjoying the audio but at the end it was a rush to complete and get on the bus. Unfortunately that was Bath. Yes it was raining so we did not get to see the prettiness of the river or the little streets busy with people. It is one place I would like to come back to with Phil as I visited it with Jen and it is a really pretty place in the summer.
Driving through the Cotswolds was really pretty and we would like to come back and do our original plan of hiring a car and visiting many of the little villages in this region at our leisure.
We stopped at Stratford Upon Avon to visit Shakespeares Birthplace. We were greeted with a champagne and strawberries and cream scone which was very nice. After our visit we headed home which was another 2 hours on the bus. Lucky for us we were dropped off close to the hotel and we only had a short walk to the hotel. Dinner that night was a shared pizza at a place around the corner from the hotel.
Surprisingly we were tired after very little except sit on the bus and look out the window!!
Monday we had a very lazy day and had a sleep-in and missed breakfast. We spent the morning doing washing at the laundramat just around the corner from our hotel. Thanks to SJ this has been a great hotel. It is very central and walking distance to everything. The good thing it is reasonably priced. We also updated blog and checked emails.
Late in the afternoon we caught the bus to Piccadilly Circus and found a popular place to eat called The Stockpot. Then we walked to the Westend to see the musical Mary Poppins. We were early so we found a great little eatery and had a drink and people watched. We were in Soho and a gay area so it was interesting viewing.We thoroughly enjoyed the musical and had great seats. We then walked through Soho nightlife to catch a bus home. Yes it was cold and rain was hovering. Thanks to Kathie for the umbrella. It has had a work out.