Stonehenge, Bath, and Cardiff

I’m back to posting more photos of our UK tour after taking off a week to attend Lucy’s graduation at Florida State University.  We were the proud parents at the hooding ceremony for our daughter’s Ph.D. graduation on August 6.

These photos can be viewed by clicking on the Main Gallery tab above and then selecting Destinations/Stonehenge-Bath-Cardiff-2011 at my Main Gallery page.

Leaving London and the rain behind, we traveled to Stonehenge to view this ancient, mysterious formation and to wonder how this elaborate calendar was constructed.  No one seems to know its origins, yet it still accurately marks the seasons as the sunrise beams through the openings in these massive stone formations.

Next we traveled to the elegant Georgian town of Bath to visit the Roman Bath Museum’s 2,000-year-old elaborate spas.  This beautiful city is a tourist mecca, not only for the Roman baths but also for the beautiful cathedral and buildings of the old city.  After lunch in the old city we traveled to the Welsh capital of Cardiff where we stayed in the newly-renovated Barcelo Angel Cardiff Hotel.  The next morning we toured Cardiff Castle before traveling through the Welsh countryside to the coastal village of Fishguard where we boarded a ferry to cross the Irish Sea to the Republic of Ireland.

 

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