November 14th, 2010

Tall ships (porthole)


What have I been up to today? Well, see, there's this set of stones and earthworks up near Salisbury, that were erected over four thousand years ago...

Yes, today I spontaneously decided to go and see Stonehenge, which is one of the most significant historical artefacts in the entirety of the British Isles. Photos to follow once I get them off the camera.

An unexpected bonus of today's trip was finding a Rohan store in Salisbury, so I've also finally bought a new coat to replace the not-waterproof-anymore one from my time at university. The replacement is a Rohan Epic Pampas, partially because it's a pretty awesome coat (waterproof and windproof in anything short of a tropical storm) and partially because that's the only one they had in a small fitting.

Thinking about it, the trip itself wasn't entirely spontaneous. A few weeks back I'd plugged the route into Transport Direct and worked out that it was actually practical for me to visit via public transport, so all that was left was me getting the necessary motivation to do so (and waking up early enough at the weekend).

The thing that really inspired me to visit Stonehenge was a post a bit over a month ago from ksleet...

That whole thing in Jon's column today about "Gosh, I've lived in X for years, but I've never seen Y" is completely true. If you actually live near a tourist attraction, there's no rush to see it, right? Since you can go any time? Then you move to a new city, never having seen the attraction.

So, what major attractions have you lived near to for several years but never visited?