We finally got to see Stonehenge! We put off going until now because we knew that if anyone came to see us, they would want to go too. This week we got our chance when a work friend and his family came to visit.
It was a cold, windy day at Stonehenge. But I imagine most days are like that. We got in free with our English Heritage membership, which I’m pretty sure has paid for itself after just 3 visits to historic places.
We couldn’t help but be a little disappointed because you’re not allowed within 10 feet of the stones. It would have been much better to experience them up close, and to actually touch the stones. Later, we found out there are certain tours that take you inside the inner circle, but they are not cheap.
On our way home, we took a little bit longer route so we could stop in Portsmouth to see the coast. Most of the city of Portsmouth lies on the island of Portsea along the southern coast of England. It is also a huge departure port for ferries. We may have to make a trip back here to visit the Isle of Wight or maybe take the ferry to France.
This is the waterfront at Gunwharf Quays, a large shopping center in Portsmouth.