Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Our First Day in London - PM

After lunch, we went of the Tower of London. This historic building with steep stairs and narrow passageways held many famous prisoners in its thousand-year history. In the infamous Bloody Tower, the murder of the "Little Princes" took place. (There are a few suspects, but the incident is still a mystery!) The Tower of London served as a prison, but also a luxurious royal home. The girls were most excited that the crown jewels are kept at the Tower of London. We saw the Queen's crowns dating back hundreds of years ago. Did you know the Queen's coronation robe weighs over twenty pounds?! We got a change to take a look! At Tower of London, we also saw guards, ancient torture devices, and the Tower ravens. Legend has is that Charles II was told that if the ravens left the Tower, the kingdom would fall. Just in care, the Ravenmaster keeps a close eye on the caged Ravens and the others get their wings clipped so they can't fly away!

Raven cages
Tower of London guard
CT group in front of the Tower of London
Our group!
-Amy W

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Adventure Details

Duration 10 days
Destinations Edinburgh
Focus Biology
Outdoor Survival