Summer Solstice 2008

Despite the rain... Visited Stonehenge for the Summer Solstice again this year; it was very wet. The whole family went for the experience but despite our misgivings with the weather before we set off, the kids were looking forward to it; so we went anyway.

It was very gloomy and very wet. At 8:30pm the stones were quiet so I was hopeful that a projected weekend contingent wasn’t going to turn up. At 4:30am it was apparent that they had. The Stones seemed busier than any other time, and they were definitely messier – the litter was appalling. I do wish some people would have a little more respect for others.

The rain fell for most of the night in some shape or form – came down very heavy just before sunrise. The sun was never visible through the clouds!

The kids spent most of the night asleep in the back of the Scenic; it was just a form of camping to them.

Biggest problem was the two hours it took us to get out of the car park. Normally only takes about 15 minutes. We spent a good hour thirty not actually moving!

It seems the car park was full; I have never seen the cars parked all the way to the back that’s for sure. And I think this created a problem when people started to leave – just nowhere to go. That combined with the little hill heading to the exit being a tad wet and the cars were started to wheel spin on it… I wonder how some of the later cars and vans would have got on…

Despite the rain... Umbrella... Umbrella... Umbrella... Umbrella...

Happy to be here... A Job to do... Just you and me...

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3 Replies to “Summer Solstice 2008”

  1. Pictures say it all! Must have been quite a wait in the rain only for the sun not to show her face! Annoying about the litter – one of my pet hates!

  2. The rain is not so bad – I’ve not seen a good sunrise since 2005. But then you don’t go to the Solstice just for the sun! 🙂

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