Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Trebuchet at Warwick Castle

Since Alex's family are in the area, on May 30th (I think it was.  Hard to keep track of dates when you're in vacation mode.) we went to visit Warwick Castle with the kids.  One very cool thing was their Trebuchet demonstration.

18 metres tall . . . that's about 59 feet!

They used men in these "hamster wheels" to wind it  up taut.   Very, very dangerous job!!  Watch a real hamster on his wheel, and take a guess why.  (clue: Hamsters are better at landing on their feet.)

As you may have guessed, Cousin Sam was a bit more interested in the demonstration than was Cousin Emily.

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