This week Ailsa conjures up ancient images for her travel theme. Above, ancient rocks at Stonehenge rise above Salisbury Plain in Southern England. See more ancient images at Ailsa’s Where’s My Backpack blog. Advertisements
In May 2011, on pretty much a spur of the moment trip, the monkey and Mrs. Kongo flew to London, picked up a car, and spent a week roaming Southwest England and Wales on their own. One of their highlights was three days at a wonderful bed and breakfast in Bath.
Kongo visited Stonehenge for the first time last year and one of the things he learned there was that some archeologists believe the ruins were actually an ancient calculator used to predict days and astrological events. Wow. Today Kongo wonders if the builders of Stonehenge figured leap days into their equation or if that would require shifting the stones or something….hmmm. Too much for this monkey! Bissextile: Containing or noting the extra day of a leap year. (This would be a really, really great Words with Friends play)