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Title: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
Post by: nowty on June 22, 2017, 08:54:35 PM
After many years of making excuses not to visit Stonehenge on the Summer Solstice, I finally pulled my finger out and was glad I went. bike:

Set off at 1am, no traffic, plenty of parking space, got a space in centre of stones and waited a couple of hours for the sunrise. Venus and a crescent moon rising before dawn was a bonus. :crossed

Minimal queue to leave, no traffic on way home, back in bed by 6:30 am. ralph:

(https://i.postimg.cc/LsmLXbFW/Stonehenge-3.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/htW9FGyc/Stonehenge-4.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)

(https://i.postimg.cc/W1G0sPCr/Stonehenge-5.jpg) (https://postimages.org/)


Title: Re: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
Post by: todthedog on June 23, 2017, 08:03:37 AM
Good pictures Nowty.
Brings back memories of when you were allowed to wonder amongst the stones.


Title: Re: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
Post by: Nickel2 on June 23, 2017, 08:49:05 AM
Only ever went to Stonehenge once, about 50 years ago on a school trip. As far as I recall, the coach just pulled off to the side of the road and we walked the 50 yds or so to the stones. Clambering and being a kid was allowed then, just don't fall down and hurt yourself.
Since then I have spent many unhappy hours sat in traffic on the 303 in both directions looking at the stones from a distance. I believe there is now a visitor centre.


Title: Re: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge
Post by: todthedog on June 28, 2017, 06:27:37 AM
I have a sad emission there is a photo of me amongst the stones wearing a red anorak.
Many many years later, Mrs T found said fashion item and now wears it!! facepalm