STONES AND BONES

Next day, bright and early, we set off with the Astral Travel Service on a day-tour they call
"Stones and Bones". It consists of a tour of Salisbury Cathedral, a visit to Old Sarum, lunch at a quaint English pub and an investigation of crop circles and stone circles. Take a look.

 


Salisbury Cathedral is a truly awesome structure in a very small town. It was built in an act of rebellion against the king. The ruler intended that Old Sarum Castle be the cultural, economic, and political center of the area. The people, unhappy with the treatment they received from the knights and rulers, moved their town to the banks of an Avon River and built the cathedral. Sarum Castle is no more.



Old ruins at Sarum Castle.


More remains of Old Sarum Castle.


The Wheatsheaf Inn provided a quaint English lunch.


Several views of Stonehenge.


Redundant?


The usual suspects.


No one knows who built these structures or why.


The stones were brought from hundreds of miles away. We may never know how.


Over Erin's left shoulder a famous chalk figure of a horse can be seen in the far background.


The curved lines are an infamous "crop circle". The straight lines are famous tractor tracks.


Esther considers resting in "the devil's seat".
She decided to stand.



This is a small part of the Avebury stone circle, several hundred times larger than Stonehenge. The village of Avebury lies completely within the circle. Again, we may never know....


Scientist One, result "A".


Scientist Two, same experiment, result "B".

It was, in fact, interesting to observe that bent coathangers held in the hands, while walking around the Avebury Circle, appeared to respond to an unseen force. Our guide was a proponent of the "Ley Lines" explanation. As is often the case, we may never know....



An elegant meal in the White House Hotel closed out Day Five.

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