England

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Our flight to Bordeaux, France departed 8:30AM out of London Gatwick Airport, so we booked a hotel in Kensington for the night before and spent the afternoon in the city. We tried to jam pack as many monuments and must-see’s into the quick visit- including the London Eye, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Oxford Circus and Covent Garden. Surprisingly,┬áit was a gorgeous and sunny day in the typically gloomy United Kingdom.

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We spent our first week in the United Kingdom in Cornwall, the south-west tip of England. The Cornish area has plenty to offer within an hour drive- from sleepy towns abundant with stone cottages and castles, to endless valleys of green farmland, and bustling beach towns like Newquay and St. Ives.

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So, we just touched down in Euro-town! Post- 11 hour flight, we landed at London Heathrow and went directly to pick up our rental car to zip down to Cornwall for the Boardmaster’s Surf Contest. Little did we know, the famous pre-historic monument Stonehenge is directly on our route. Literally, directly on our route: you can see Stonehenge just about 150 yards off the freeway. But we thought the Neolithic structure deserved more than just a drive-by glance! Pitstop #1.

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