Monday, June 23, 2014

England's Green and Gentle Land

I spent a wonderful perfect June day yesterday seeing sights outside of London. It is a whirlwind day, but I got to quickly visit two places I've wanted to see. The bonus was seeing the beautiful English countryside. My only disappointment was not having time to see my English blog friends. Next trip!

We whirled through Bath -- barely time to see the baths and eat wonderful local ice cream. I wish I could take home the ginger and honey flavor.

Stonehenge was as interesting as I'd dreamed. Seeing the stones loom on the plain was a long time travel goal and one that met my anticipation of decades.

The first photo is Stonehenge. The second picture was taken outside the baths in Bath. I had visions of the Bennett girls on their way to a party. 

We are off to sea today. On to Shetland.


13 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Looks amazing. Enjoying your updates. We love ginger ice cream. had it once years ago and never forgot.

Sola Scriptura said...

I love how you are keeping us updated on your travel. Enjoy your sea trip.

Susie said...

Buttercup, This is a dream come true for you. I love it. That would be a moment to remember when you first saw Stonehenge in the distance. I love your reference to the Bennets. :) Blessings for a wonderful safe trip. xoxo,Susie

Blackberry Lane said...

Thanks so much for sharing the photos from your visits. Have fun at sea.

Ordinary J said...

I love England, my cousins live in London. It's been a while since I last visited and I really miss it. Enjoy your trip there:)

Theresa said...

Oh the views you are seeing! I would love to visit there someday, sigh:) Have a blessed day, can't wait to see more pics! HUGS!

Kerin said...

So happy for you to have this wonderful trip, and to realize things on your bucket list!
Lucky and blessed!!

Safe travels, and thank you kindly for sharing your adventures with us. I am thankful.

K.

Mary said...

Wonderful photos! Glad you got to see Stonehenge! It's a travel goal of mine also. Safe continued travels! :)

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I'm loving your photos. I'm going to pretend I'm with you and enjoy the sights along the way! HAVE FUN! Hugs, Diane

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I can only imagine that there is so much to see there that you couldn't possible do it all. Having some English blogger friends I know it must have been hard not to meet up with them. Glad you are getting to see the highlights anyway!

Pam said...

Beautiful photos and what a good trip! We saw so much of Europe, but not England, I'd love to go there. Stonehenge must be an amazing site to see.

Jacquelineand.... said...

It looks like you're having a wonderful time; I can't imagine how awe-inspiring it must be to see Stonehenge rising above the moors. (Loved the Jane Austen reference!)I hope your sea journey to the Shetlands is all you hoped for and more.
You're just going to have to make another trip (and share the photos with us) so you can meet up with your blog friends!

Ida said...

Stonehenge is just cool. I've been to the replica here in WA state near the Maryhill Museum and found it fascinating so I'm guessing the real thing would be even more so.