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Stonehenge at Last

June 21st, 2009
Stonehenge, summer solstice

Stonehenge, summer solstice

After last year’s washout I finally made it to Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice.

The sky was clear on my midnight drive across Hampshire into Wiltshire and the traffic on the A303 was attrocious, especially from 12:30am at the Solstice Park by Amesbury. I queued for an hour and a half before taking a personal detour through Larkhill only to end up directly at the entrance to a hug car park they’d set up for the revellers. Jammy.

The car park was full with 6500 cars by 3am and apparently there were 36,500 of us there this year according to the BBC.

By 4:58 am sunrise the sky was already bright but sadly cloudy. Ah well. Maybe if I’m not totally exhausted I’ll be in the circle next year, or maybe watch the sunrise from the top of Glastonbury Tor.

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  1. September 23rd, 2009 at 03:58 | #1

    Hippy!

    :D

  2. September 23rd, 2009 at 09:33 | #2

    Techno Hippy!

    :p

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