Sunrise in Stonehenge

It took some doing, and some waking up at four in the morning, but I got to watch the sun rise from the center of Stonehenge. It was overcast and raining so it was not so much a sunrise as gradual lightening of the sky, and there was the ever present threat of crow attack.

Stonehenge is the oldest ‘building’ in human history, predating the great pyramids by about four hundred years (3000 BC) and the source of numerous ridiculous theories and beliefs around the world.

English (birds of) preying on tourists

The SpacePort, which is not as amazing as it sounds, had a Doctor Who exhibit featuring cardboard cutouts and what I assume are replicas made from the hazy memories of fans from the early 70's. Included in the exhibit was information on the 'planet' Pluto and a station for tracing images from the series, however...

Much ado about Beatles

There are numerous tour options in Liverpool for those interested in The Beatles, of these I would most highly recommend the Fab Four Taxi Tour, which strangely enough seats five people. Our guide Eddie was full of suspect, albeit entertaining, Information. At many points in the tour he regaled us with specifics of childhood conversations...

The perks of poor planning

I somehow took the train to the wrong station many hours before my bike tour of Liverpool and ended up at in the middle of nowhere on the far south side of town. Being that I had several hours to kill I decided to do some exploring before trying to find the correct one. This...

Fun and boring facts about London

There are a few really strange places in London with fantastically absurd histories, among them are... Covent Green. Back in the 1200's a bunch of Benedictine monks owned what was known as the Convent Garden, a small plot of land used for grazing animals and a small orchard. The trees and critters went about their...

Alternative forms of transit

Realizing that the cost of flying was far greater than I wanted to pay simply to cross the small bit of water between Ireland and England I opted for the Sail and Rail option. Basically one boards an enormous ferry equipped with a bar serving terrible and overpriced beer and a restaurant of sorts with...