I recently went on a tour of Southern England and did not take very many pictures. This morning I am trying not to spend money at London’s various alluring markets, so I thought I’d blog about it.
On the first day we visited Bath, including the Holborn Gallery there, the ancient Roman baths (which Bath is most famous for), and the Fashion Museum. Here’s a picture of me at the Roman baths (taken by my friend Maddison):
That night I stayed in a sweet hostel, ate grocery store curry for dinner, and then watched “The Prestige” for the first time on the floor of a friends’ room. It was great.
The next day I visited Glastonbury Abbey, where King Arthur is said to have been buried. The church is mostly crumbled and full of lawn, which was really beautiful. I walked around and wrote.
Later I (and half of my Study Abroad group) was dropped off in Tintagel and hiked five miles to Boscastle. The other half of our group hiked in the opposite direction, to their hostel in Tintagel. The hike was gorgeous and right along the Atlantic coast.
This picture is facing the United States. It’s a picture of you, friends from home.
Part of my group.
Boscastle is a tiny little town without much to do. That night we had a big spaghetti dinner, which our art director cooked for us. It was delicious. I also may or may not have gone skinny dipping in this little bay:
The next day we took a bus back to Tintagel and tromped around on the mountains and the beach a bit. Here’s me (again, taken by Maddison). I look like I might be singing something silly.
Later that day we ended up in our hostel at Penzance. It was a nice place and we had a delicious dinner cooked by the hostel staff. There were a lot of loud boys there trying to flirt with us. BUT I had wifi, so not much to complain about there.
The next morning we walked to St. Michael’s Mount, which is an island you can walk to when it’s low tide. I think it’s pretty neat.
We stayed in Salisbury that night, and the next day we visited Stourhead Gardens, where part of the newest Pride and Prejudice were filmed. Remember that scene in the rain where Lizzy and Darcy are arguing? No? Well, it was here.
We also visited Stonehenge, where I took NO PICTURES. There was roping all around everything and a good number of people milling around. My friends and I sat down on the grass near the roping and sketched/made up a silly song which may or may not have been called “Stonehenge Baby.”
Well, I hope you are all having the best week. Today I’m going to pack for my trip to Paris (!) and get some curry or a shwarma for lunch. Then I’ll probably wander around the city.
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