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It's very misty this morning with no sign of the sun although it is supposed to burn off the mist later. Today we go home but as we don't have to leave the hotel until 11:00 AM we had a last look round Marlborough and noticed this old milestone by the side of the pavement. […]

We were up at about 7:30 and down to breakfast just before 8:00. Amanda chose a standard cooked breakfast but I had smoked salmon and scrambled egg – yummy. Soon after breakfast we were off once again towards Avebury. We were told that the Olympic Torch was passing the hotel at about 11:00 this morning […]

We wasted a half-day today! It was, however, unavoidable. We left home at 9:30 AM and arrived at 12:30 PM after 3 hours of driving. That's the problem with travelling it has to be done to get anywhere but it could be better spent exploring. The weather of late has been constantly cool, and raining […]

A Mere interlude – Day 4


Monday, 3rd October 2011 Today we leave Mere to make our way home but we are going back via Avebury. We have been to Avebury before and there are pictures on the main web site but we are going again so you'll just have to put up with it. :devil: On our last visit we […]

A Mere diversion – Day 3

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Sunday, 2nd October 2011 Today we are going to foreign climes – yes, we are leaving Wiltshire and venturing into Somerset. Today is Frome day! Frome (pronounced 'froom') is a small market town about 10 miles from Mere, to the north, and about the same distance east of Wells. Needless to say it didn't take […]

A Mere peregrination – Day 2

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Saturday, 1st October 2011 After yesterday's walk we decided to have an easy morning looking round Mere. Our B&B is a very short distance from the High Street and the first thing we see is the 16th century George Inn which is the (apparently) timber-framed building in the foreground. I say 'apparently' because the George […]

A Mere jaunt – Day 1


Friday, 30th September 2011 This turned out to be a trip to anywhere! The current spell of fine weather was forecast to start from Tuesday 27th September, which it did, and to go on for about 7 days. Unfortunately we had a funeral to attend on Tuesday and I had a long standing dental appointment […]