The Longest Day

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Soggz, Jun 19, 2024.

  1. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

    Not the film with John Wayne.
    This Friday.
    Anyone else off to Stonehenge to see the sunrise?
    I went last year, and I saw half a dozen or so Bays there. Wondered if it was any of you lot.
    I’ll be going again this year.
    Over 10,000 people went last year, it’s quite a ‘thing’, if you have never gone.
    I had a strange feeling of ‘togetherness’, as we were all there to see the same thing.
    ( Felt a bit like a massive rave, tbh). 2C3521A2-73D8-4455-8AF4-047933EB2752.jpeg :)
     
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  2. Merlin Cat

    Merlin Cat Moderator

    I’ve been meaning to go for 40 years and never made it :oops:. Away this year for Solstice, maybe I will manage next year.
     
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  3. Louey

    Louey Moderator

    I went in 2015, it was a weekend so I could make it. Stopped at Woodhenge and walked over the fields to Stonehenge. I thin there were nearly 20,000 people there, because it was a weekend. A few people spoiled it in my opinion - someone had a sound system and others were letting off flares :(
    Otherwise the atmosphere was great :thumbsup:



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  4. Huyrob

    Huyrob Supporter

    Looks like they’d prefer to photograph it than see it :)
     
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  5. Isn’t the solstice on Thursday
     
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  6. Faust

    Faust Supporter

    Arbor Low stone circle between Ashbourne and Buxton Derbyshire is starting to get quite busy at the solstice ...been there a couple of times now .Parking is limited unless they now open a field up for the occasion .
     
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  7. 77 Westy

    77 Westy Supporter

    Yes, but maybe the Stonehenge clock is a bit slow?
     
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  8. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

  9. If you look round the back of one of the larger stones, there is a -/+ adjuster. About time they put a quartz movement in it :rolleyes:
     
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  10. Not been since the 5 mile exclusion zone was lifted. Much more fun dodging the helicopters wandering across country. The magic of a Stonehenge solstice sunrise is a few memories I'll never forget. Usually a mild lightening of the all pervading, greyness of the fog and mist.
     
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  12. I thought that the more important "use" of Stonehenge was to note the winter solstice - showing that the calendar had "turned the corner" into a new year and spring was on the way.
     
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  14. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

    There is another group of do gooder muppets going around farms in our area now. Some people to do with the stop oil lot. They break in to the farms at night and make reports on the animals welfare. Apparently, they can’t be done for trespassing either. I was talking to the chap about it who owns the farm where I take my garden waste for recycling, earlier today. He also keeps pigs. Cant remember the name of the group, but I’m sure you will hear about it sooner or later. I suggested that he should just take their tyres out with his hunting rifle. I even offered to do it myself, for fun.
     
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  15. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

    There is another group of do gooder muppets going around farms in our area now. Some people to do with the stop oil lot. They break in to the farms at night and make reports on the animals welfare. Apparently, they can’t be done for trespassing either. I was talking to the chap about it who owns the farm where I take my garden waste for recycling, earlier today. He also keeps pigs. Cant remember the name of the group, but I’m sure you will hear about it sooner or later. I suggested that he should just take their tyres out with his hunting rifle. I even offered to do it myself, for fun.
     
  16. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

    I don’t know why, but I replied 3 times. I only hit reply once…
     
  17. If there breaking in then it’s not trespass it’s breaking and entering.
     
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  18. They're not do-gooders. They're clueless, entitled middle-class tw@ts who have nothing better to do with their time.
     
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  19. Soggz

    Soggz Supporter

    I know, but apparently, Patrick, the farmer is powerless, so he said. Everything there is pretty open, so nothing is being ‘broken into’, so to speak. The farm is down a big one lane dead end lane, too, with no gates.
     

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