Day 18th–1st Oct Cruise (Southampton)

Last excursion on this cruise today, a visit to the Stonehenge. Was up early and able to catch the morning fresh air and see the cruise make its way to the Southampton port.


Breakfast done, we were all down at the meeting point and this time around all made it on the same excursion bus! It was then an hour’s ride to the our first stop of Salisbury. A small town, first off a visit to the Salisbury Cathedral after which we had approx 2 hours to ourselves to roam about.


Viewing done from the outside, from here we had time to ourselves to roam about and also grab some lunch. PCB and family headed to view the Cathedral from inside, the rest of us decided to head to the city centre.

Passed a fudge shop which had the most amazing selection of fudge displayed, this place is a must visit! “Roly’s Fudge Pantry”. We all picked up some nice selections, including an amazing salted caramel fudge….. just yumm!! Why did I not buy more Sad smile.

From there it was only a couple of minutes and we were in the city centre, this place was sooo different, it had a great suburban feel to it, lots of street style shops/eateries, cobblestone paths, and just a pretty town! Unfortunately pics do not do justice to how good this place is, a must visit.


For lunch we settled on Wagamama, Nita wanted something spicy and asian, this ticked the boxes. Lunch was good, then it was a short walk to our bus pickup point.
On the bus, and off to the Stonehenge, along the way slowly snacking on the fudge….did I say how yumm it was!!!!

It must only have been around 30 minutes and we were at our stop for the Stonehenge. No view of the stones from here, first up, everyone was given a portable audio guide and then it was queuing up for the Bus that would take us to the Stonehenge. Being a very open field, it had a cool breeze which made it feel a lot colder than it was!


Short drive to the Stonehenge and there it was, the circle of stones!

We spent around an hour at the stones, it was then going back to the bus drop off zone, time to walk through the souvenir store and also a chance to recharge with some hot coffee.

We got back to the ship soon after, it had been a long day, first to pack the bags and then meetup at the pool are for the final few cocktails, than dinner at the Oriental restaurant again, food there was brilliant.

(kids were loving the ZERO alcohol beer!)

Did not hang around much post dinner which was already late, time to finalise packing of bags, we needed to have our main luggage out of the room by midnight if we wanted the ships porters to take our bags, else we would have to lug it ourselves!

Final night, not the happiest moments Sad smile.


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Have always loved travelling and will continue to pursue this love. Favourite Travel quotes: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
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