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Author Topic: Summer Solstice at Stonehenge  (Read 3850 times)
nowty
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« 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. fingers crossed!

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










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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2017, 08:03:37 AM »

Good pictures Nowty.
Brings back memories of when you were allowed to wonder amongst the stones.
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« Reply #2 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.
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« Reply #3 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
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