The Summer Solstice

Tonight is the summer solstice. Other years I might not have noticed, but this year we visited Avebury, a World Heritage Site that rivals Stonehenge for its standing stones.  What makes Avebury unique is that the standing stones are in a village.  For generations, farmers found them inconvenient.  They dug them up and broke them …

Norfolk Walks

We spent our first week in England in the county of Norfolk, which is on the south-east coast, bordering the North Sea.  Norfolk is a predominantly rural county, and our reason for coming here was to walk. At first, the weather wasn’t auspicious for walking.  When we stopped for lunch in the town of Ely …