Thursday, 21 June 2012

Solstice evening

These Roman walls at Silchester seemed a good choice for an evening walk on the longest day of the year.

This section is thought to have been constructed around AD 270 so these walls have seen many a summer solstice.

They are still impressive today but were originally much taller. Back then it was a very busy settlement but last night eldest son and I had the place almost to ourselves.

After a walk we sat on the bank inside the town walls and he made tea on his camping stove. A perfect way to end the longest day, drinking tea while watching the light fade.

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