WHITE HORSE HILLThe weather has been so beautiful for the last week, we decided to take advantage of the fact that there was sunshine, I was not watching any children, and Stephen was off work, and we headed to White Horse Hill-about 40 miles a way--near Stonehenge.
The horse is the oldest chalk horse in England--dating back from over 2500 years ago. There was a castle there at one point in history (300BC-43 AD), but as it was only a wooden fortress and is no longer standing. Directly down from the horse is Dragon Hill. Legend has it that Sir George slayed a dragon on that hill and where the blood was shed, nothing has grown there since.
THE GIRLS STANDING ON THE SPOT WHERE THE DRAGON WAS SLAIN
MICHAELA IS A SMALL DOT GOING UP THAT HILL
*click on the picture to enlarge it and see her*
About 1.5 miles from the White Horse Hill is Wayland Smithy. So of course we had to walk to that!! It is a long barrow used for burials approximately 5500 years ago. It was a nice leisurely walk with great views--and various bugs that Emma looked for to distract her from the fact that she was exhausted and her little legs were tired!!!!
THE ENTRANCE TO THE BARROW