The five of us headed out to Stonehenge at 9:00. Several people had warned us that you can no longer get close to stones. I thought it might be a let down to visit what Sarah said was “just a bunch of stones”. To the contrary it was quite impressive because even 500 years before 2500 BCE, there was significant human activity at the site. There was a circular ditch and earth bank. The ditch was filled with caulk and had a diameter of 110 meters. Before the stones, it was one of the first cemeteries in Britain. From the perimeter of Stonehenge, we could see several large dirt mounds on distant hills.
Marcia’s sister, Marla, encouraged us to go into the huts by the exhibition hall. Good advice. A fellow tourist was posing while his wife took a picture. Since our kids refused to pose, I included our smiling fellow tourist.
From the car park, Marcia picked up our tickets in the short line for those with the foresight to book online months in advance. Thanks to Marcia for doing the reservation six months ago! The car park is several kilometers from Stonehenge. So, there are multiple buses running back and forth to the site. They fill them. Once the seats are full, they encourage people to keep moving to the back until the aisle is full of people standing.
Later the girls decided to they had sat long enough and made up their own version of football.