We visited Stonehenge and Salisbury Cathedral yesterday. I considered writing up this trip as a ‘day out’ but really, it’s more of an endless grueling drive broken by walking around in serene joyful amazement. So, is that a day out, really? More like a life experience for which I think we all deserve recognition from the English Crown, as well as complimentary enrollment in the Marine Corps. And maybe a bottle of gin. So, yeah.
Also, everyone on earth has already written about Stonehenge, and more lyrically than I could and with more gorgeous photos than I ever expect to take. But in one area, I do have something to contribute:
The best book about Stonehenge … ever.
If you hold it just right (I’m still working on it) you get a view of the winter ‘sun’ setting through the sarsens, a sight usually reserved for druids and their friends.