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ro
21-06-11, 01:02 PM
There were lots of bikes at Stonehenge this morning for the solstice, including about a dozen off-roaders---who were the only ones able to get close to the action as the big parking field was too treacherously muddy for the rest of us to tackle!

Even though we couldn't actually see the sunrise because of clouds, it was still quite an impressive event. Did anyone else go?

virginie_morisot
21-06-11, 03:14 PM
Many turned up at Avebury too, saw them all, sleepy-eyed and fuzzy-haired, rucksacks, sleeping bags under the arm etc walking along the road on my way to work.. And the long-barrow also looked busy with people walking down the field..I bet it was an interesting sunrise there too !
would be interesting to be part of it at some point..[possibly next year !!

Gerry
21-06-11, 05:59 PM
I went there with the usual crowd. We get there at about 3.30am in time to get changed into our gowns and prepare a huge fire in the traditional way ready for the sacrifice and bacon sandwiches (obviously thatís veggie bacon which comes from a small plant grown in the Amazon which tastes a bit like monkey poo but is kind to the environment).

We usually get into a small circle, well itís got to be a small one as thereís only the five of us now since Gor (real name Trevor) set light to his fake fur leggins and did himself a mischief. Anyway we have a little sing-song and do a bit of the old chanting and then do our special dance to invoke the God of the Wood-Nymphs to come out and show him (or her) self.
As he (or she) is obviously invisible, this provokes quite a bit of debate as Conan (real name Barry) claims to have seen something every year, but weíre not sure as heís always stoned and has dodgy eye at the best of times.

As we see the first glimpse of the sun coming up (or this morning when the clouds get a bit less dark) we all
hold hands and hum for about twenty minutes, Iím not sure why but thatís what we always do. I personally arenít that keen as it makes my lips tingle something rotten, but I suppose we all have to suffer (as the Lord said) for our religion.

As usual, although we asked around, we couldnít find a virgin to sacrifice, which was really a good job as the fire kept going out and we had to use a Tescoís throw away barbeque instead. Anyway, Princess Magdalena (Sharon from Bristol) said that being a veggie and sacrificing virgins didnít really go together so we just had a packet of crisps (sea salt and hummus) and a drink of pure water from the highlands of Scotland.

By this time I couldnít move my legs as Iíd been sat cross legged for quite a time and had serious pins and needles in my feet so I decided to go and swear at a policeman (which we call the Devils Dogs ) although only today, as I know a few and they seem really nice people, but I fell over due to my dead legs and when one of them helped me up I didnít have the heart to swear at him.

So all in all not a bad morning, and we decided that next year we will get some new gowns and are going to design a sort of evil, flower like veggie design on them, especially after what I thought was the smell wafting over of illegal substances was in fact that Iíd been sitting in a pile of sheep ****.

Peace on youÖ

G 8-)

Nelly
21-06-11, 07:28 PM
I went there with the usual crowd. We get there at about 3.30am in time to get changed into our gowns and prepare a huge fire in the traditional way ready for the sacrifice and bacon sandwiches (obviously thatís veggie bacon which comes from a small plant grown in the Amazon which tastes a bit like monkey poo but is kind to the environment).

We usually get into a small circle, well itís got to be a small one as thereís only the five of us now since Gor (real name Trevor) set light to his fake fur leggins and did himself a mischief. Anyway we have a little sing-song and do a bit of the old chanting and then do our special dance to invoke the God of the Wood-Nymphs to come out and show him (or her) self.
As he (or she) is obviously invisible, this provokes quite a bit of debate as Conan (real name Barry) claims to have seen something every year, but weíre not sure as heís always stoned and has dodgy eye at the best of times.

As we see the first glimpse of the sun coming up (or this morning when the clouds get a bit less dark) we all
hold hands and hum for about twenty minutes, Iím not sure why but thatís what we always do. I personally arenít that keen as it makes my lips tingle something rotten, but I suppose we all have to suffer (as the Lord said) for our religion.

As usual, although we asked around, we couldnít find a virgin to sacrifice, which was really a good job as the fire kept going out and we had to use a Tescoís throw away barbeque instead. Anyway, Princess Magdalena (Sharon from Bristol) said that being a veggie and sacrificing virgins didnít really go together so we just had a packet of crisps (sea salt and hummus) and a drink of pure water from the highlands of Scotland.

By this time I couldnít move my legs as Iíd been sat cross legged for quite a time and had serious pins and needles in my feet so I decided to go and swear at a policeman (which we call the Devils Dogs ) although only today, as I know a few and they seem really nice people, but I fell over due to my dead legs and when one of them helped me up I didnít have the heart to swear at him.

So all in all not a bad morning, and we decided that next year we will get some new gowns and are going to design a sort of evil, flower like veggie design on them, especially after what I thought was the smell wafting over of illegal substances was in fact that Iíd been sitting in a pile of sheep ****.

Peace on youÖ

G 8-)





;D ;D ;D Gerry, you are a nutter ! ;D ;D

Last Train
21-06-11, 07:35 PM
Yeah man !!

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Green Man
21-06-11, 07:45 PM
Gerry what have you been on.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

BB
21-06-11, 07:59 PM
For about the 1st half sentence I was believing you Gerry! ;D ;D

BB

Beamer
21-06-11, 08:07 PM
Gerry what have you been on.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Whatever it is he should bottle it...he could make a fortune with the stuff he comes out with....
Brilliant Gerry lol ;D ;D

ro
21-06-11, 08:41 PM
Having seen some of the things going on there this morning, Gerry's account seems quite believable. ;D

Gerry
21-06-11, 11:05 PM
Gerry what have you been on.... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Just caught up in the love man 8-)


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Jacde
22-06-11, 03:25 PM
;D ;D ;D
Hilarious, thanks Gerry

Ryan
22-06-11, 10:15 PM
i was thinking about it, but after all that rain i thought nah, know loads of people that went though!