Well its only down the road in Avebury but its in the Rough guide making the most out of your time on earth!
20.06.2009 - 21.06.2009 5 °C
Broadening my horizons and I decided to attend the summer solctice at the stone circle at Avebury. Not as mainstream as stonehenge but lots of local people and friends I have not seen for AGES!
I went with my friends Steve and Ieu, and we decided to park over in Cherhill and walk over to the stones. The main reason being Steve didn't want his car getting clamped in the village. 4.5mile walk roughly but we arrived at the camp site where there were other friends waiting at 9:30pm. We headed over to the stone circle and watched a traditional display with fire and people were wearing costumes. It was quite impressive.
The crowd started to build up a bit so we decided to venture up on to the brow of a hill surrounding the circle. This was great as it gave a overhead view of the whole proceedings and as it got darker more and more people were playing with fire and lights on ploys???
Dann, Kyle, Becky and Beav had their own set and some long exposure and fill in flash made for some really exciting photos from the event. They were first playing with lights and then fire which was really impressive. The most pretty display was when Kyle made a flower on the delayed shutter.
We headed back to the campsite and chatted for a while and drank some beers. It started to get cold so we retreated into Kyles tent which he was willing to share with the rest of us. :D Dann then got his camp cooker stove out nand warmed some delicious pain au chocolat! Dann=my new personal hero!
The night passed and we went back up to the stone circle to watch the sunrise. Sadly it was pretty cloudy so there wasn't anything all to spectacular but it was a great atmosphere and there was a man that had fallen into a ditch which added a bit of excitement to the evening!
The long wet walk back to the car wasn't great but I'd defo do it all again next year!