London to Devon
Tuesday 31st August 2021
Drove down to Devon, stopping off at Fleet services, Woodhenge and Stonehenge en route.
Devon September 2021
Just off the North Circular, before we got out of London, at a petrol station.A warning light had been showing on the dashboard, which turned out to be for tyre pressure, but while we were at it we thought we should also check the oil and water. It's the first time I've looked under the bonnet since we got the car nearly 6 months ago.
We stoped for lunch at Fleet services on the M3. I was intrigued to try the plant based offerings from Burger King, having probably not eaten from Burger King in over a decade.
The plant based whopper tasted just how I remember the meat version used to taste. Which wasn't very nice.
Anyway It was fun enjoying our junk food together in the car.
I also ordered the plant based fake chicken thing (not actually a bean burger as the packaging suggested).
This actually worked better I thought, and if push came to shove I would eat this again.
Later on we took a slight detour from the A303 to try and get to the track which apparently gets you close to Stonehenge without paying. That detour also took us past Woodhenge.
Erika surveying Woodhenge with her binoculars.
Of course today there isn't really much to see, it's just a bunch of concrete markers...
...but still somehow I liked the atmosphere here.
Erika and one of the posts.
Me and Erika at Woodhenge.
Next we drove to the very bumpy stone track which gets you (relatively) close to Stonehenge.
With a bit of zoom on my phone's camera it just about gives the impression we weren't that far away.
I think the collection of camper vans parked alongside the track might have been as interesting to me as Stonehenge on this occasion.
I have a feeling I've seen this webbed tent on YouTube.
A slightly closer view of Stonehenge.
The three of us, with Stonehenge in the distance.
I found this rather amusing somehow.
Later on, once we finally made it to Devon, the view from Dad's lounge.