Friday, September 24, 2010

Trip to Somerset

Date: 28th - 29th August 2010
Route: London - Avesbury - Salisbury - Taunton - Glastonbury - Wells - Bristol - London

The day started with not-so-pleasure trip to the workshop as the car seems to be having trouble. Baru realised the night before when it keep alerting 'Check Coolant'. Ah, spoiling our mood. About 2 hours jugak la stuck there. Being charged about 80pounds, itu pun tak betul sangat pun. Still macam ada leaking somewhere. (worrying still).


After that around 1pm we started our journey,mostly we used B road which means, its not a highway. its a small road, sometimes its just one small lane, muat2 satu kereta je.ngam ngam ho!

Our first stop is somewhere near Avesbury. There's a Old Roman Settlement up the hill (not the one in the photo), but since its quite far from the road and we heard from visitors who just came down from the hill saying its not worth it, so we skipped it. Too far to carry Imran naik bukit and we were fasting! (alasan..)

 Next stop, Woodhenge. Something like Stonehenge but its wood. Erm now seems like they've replace it with ape ntah. Cement kot. It used to be tinggi lampai, sekarang setakat level my knee je. Its seems like still being used for ritual ceremony.




wind, please dont blow me away ~

Stonehenge ~
  Our next stop was Stonehenge. Before sampai UK lagi, hari-hari dah cakap dgn my husband, nanti kita pegi Stonehenge ye. Ni semua penangan The Six Sacred Stones lah ni. Nak imagine ape yg Zoe buat kat sini. It was amazing, however, its not allowed to be touched. Dia ada letak rope around to make sure we wont come near, tapi kalau malam boleh masuk, some said. Bcz its still used for ritual ceremony jgk katenye lah.

Anyway, we just look from outside the fence. It costs around 6.90pounds per person. Boleh je kalau nak masuk, but we can't spend much time in there (so not worth it) bcz we are a bit late and we plan to arrive at our B&B before Maghrib, to berbuka puasa & rest la. Penat jgk jalan2 time puasa.



After that, we head to Taunton, Somerset. :)

Imran enjoying the room @ B&B

Food for berbuka semua dah siap bawak dari rumah. Siap bawak rice cooker. haha nasiblah. nak jimat duit and nak mengurangkan hassle mencari makanan halal. :)

Hari pun malam.
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Esoknye, kami pun jalan2 masuk kampung sekejap, takde snap photo sgt pun. cuci mata je. :)


 Then we head to Glastonbury, masa dah nak sampai, ternampak pulak signboard 'Clarks Village'. Oh, excited terlebih, jom singgah!

Its not just Clarks rupenye yang ade kat situ, macam2. ada factory outlets ~ Next, Cadbury, Nike etc.

Yep, we spent 3 hours there. takde lah beli kasut pun sbb kasut yg saye berkenan takde saiz and same goes with my husband ~ tak la murah pun.

Banyak memborong chocolate cadbury je sbb tu je yang macam worth it -- or maybe sebab puasa masa tu, food je yg nampak menarik.

Then sambung ke Glastonbury.

This is where King Arthur was if I am not mistaken.


And this town, nama almost semua kedai dia related to magic stuffs. Menarik. I mean to me lah. reminded me of Merlin ~






Bapak, ini OK kah?
 
Then, we went to Wells, tapi drive around the town je sebab macam takde apa2 yg menarik sangat. Abbey dia je yg macam gah semacam.

Me & my husband not really keen with towns, kami suka kampung2. but in this trip to Somerset we didnt capture much photos at countryside, ntah kenape.



We passed by Bristol, just another town, but big one. No photos as we did not stop, just drive around.

Almost 5pm, we head home ~ London. Imran dah marah2 dah. Too tired kot asyik dok dalam kereta je. ni nanti nak p Scotland cemane la ni anak ibu ni.

We have to stop tepi jalan, rehat2 kejap sebab dia takmo berenti nangis. using B road jarang ade rest area, tapi ade la tempat parking. so, nasib baik lah jugak.

30 mins dah nak sampai London, dah time berbuka, kami pun stop at Services (R&R). Makan ala kadar sbb nanti nk berbuka kat rumah je.


Thats that. Not much nice photos. But actually, it was nice ~

daa

3 comments:

Em's Family said...

nice journey, paling best gambar last, imran tengok dia mama dia minum tak nak kasik dia hahaa

shu said...

hehe, camtu la dia, ape yg masuk my mouth itu la yg dia nak. kalau tak kasi, dia masukkan jari dia dlm my mouth, korek sendiri, nak jugak tu. its just that kadang2 food yg kita makan tak sesuai utk dia, kan.

Nurul+Hafiz said...

setuju. gambar yg last mmg comel. imran tunggu jer agaknyer biler kak shu nak share air dgn die. heheh