Sunday, 20 May 2012

5,112 to 10,012 years old

We travelled past Stonehenge on our trip to the Flyball tournament this weekend. This is a picture taken out of the window driving past.

 
Apparently these stones were erected at the site in Wiltshire at around 3100BC and that makes them about 5,112 years old. But they have found wooden post holes on the site which are dated at 8000BC, thats about  10,012 years old. That's old!  I bet loads and loads of people have seen sheep grazing like this as they travelled past them in all those years.



Anyway  the reason we were driving past was were were going to a flyball tournament in Somerset which is  about 2hrs west of us and we also camped for the weekend . We  borrowed a car trailer to take all our stuff so it was wagons roll on Friday afternoon.


We stayed in a Tent when got to the tournament the same one we used the last time we camped last year. But this time it was a lot colder at night.




We did OK in the racing. Auntie Breeze and Dare got a second place in their Division, I got a 5th place and Chip a 3rd place in our Division which was good apart from the fact Chips Team beat mine ...

  
No actual flyball action pictures this time but we took some nice ones of the area we were staying in which was near Frome in Somerset.


It was in the middle of some lovely English Countryside.


And very peaceful away from the normal busy London hubbub.


Mind you us flyball dogs barking  all weekend probably changed that. I bet the locals are glad we have all gone home now.

 

8 comments:

Sharon Creech said...

Great spot - and love those dogs!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

How fun to do well in the race AND visit such a pretty place too. Looks like a lovely countryside.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

Michelle said...

Such beautiful countryside. Great pic of Wizz with the tongue out :)

euthymic said...

What a great way to get away from the city. Nice pics, and your comments made them so much more interesting. Too bad there were no action shots, but the peaceful shots did very well indeed:)

Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

Valerie said...

Frome is a lovely place. Lucky you. Liked the first picture... you looked as if you were seriously thinking about something.

Taryn said...

Great post!Funny to think you drive past the world-famous Stonehenge getting to one of your tournaments! Love that huge tent, it must be a challenge to set up!

Barb said...

Hey, Wizz, I glad you managed to restrain yourself from going after those wooly things at Stonehenge. Sticking your tongue out at your brother is something we all have done, I'm sure, but you just need to make sure no one is pointing a camera at you when you do it, lol.

Rob said...

I can't really imagine what the countryside around Stonehenge would have looked like all that time ago - I wonder what the world will look like that far in to the future? Your tent looks a nice one with plenty of room. The tent I use for camping just about fits me and my rucksack in lying down. But after a days walking that's about all I'm fit for anyway so it doesn't really matter to much.