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I think some of you may have been here....


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I've never been there but do enjoy Wiltshire Man's videos. He's got the perfect bike for bimbling about on. Thanks for sharing.


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Perfect bimbling bike? I've not yet seen the fillum, BSA M20/M21 or a Panther of some description.

Edit: not the bike I was expecting. There was a segment that involved walking, so I didn't watch that bit

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We popped by during the BSA International this past summer

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These stones are about the same age.....
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What a great thread! Thanks to Kevin for starting it out with that excellent video, to Tom for his pictures, and to Nick for that sage and profound comeback (plus that's a favorite song of mine). thumbsup

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Thank goodness he didn't fly the drone. I get so tired of going to a nice historic site, and some show-off is flying a drone around and around what should be a reflective, quiet spot.

And anyone who thinks that I "don't own the air" above my property is welcome to fly a drone there and see what happens! Jetliners flying over, OK; a dude with a camera drone looking at me, say goodbye to your little nosey robot....!

I do enjoy that countryside pictured; there's such a long stretch of recorded (either in stone or writing) history there, and some really great places to walk and reflect. I like our big wide-open country, but a retired dude like me could easily spend the rest of his life finding all the neat spots in the Isles like these ...

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Drone over your property = shotgun bait.

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Originally Posted by Irish Swede
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Well, when in England do as the English do .... Different than here at home.

The walking and sightseeing opportunities in the UK are almost limitless. Besides the specific historic sites, there are sea-to-sea trails, there are coastal trails going hundreds of miles, and there are ancient rights-of-way going almost everywhere, which property owners understand that they are to keep clear for hikers and which they generally do.

The various walking societies publish walking guides for their respective counties, which list out day walks, longer walks with inns and b-and-bs along the way, and with one of those and a 1-25,000 Ordnance Survey map, you can just go forever.

Fay and I have done some of that, and it's one of my favorite things to do ....

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Shaun and I met a lovely gentleman who had a drone at some stone circles up in Cornwall a couple. years ago. Spent a couple hours hanging out with him, in fact. He knew all about all the standing stones in Cornwall and quite a lot about standing stones all around England. Nice guy.


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What a fantastic Idea, thanks Lannis lad... thumbsup

Right then, who is up for another Rally in Olde Virginny...?

Load up the bike with camping gear and supplies, not forgetting that Drone you've just got for Christmas, then we're all off to Puppy Buttocks, to the Rally the name of which is...

*The Search for the Lannisquatch* Rally, we can fly around the last known Homestead of the Lannisquatch, if you've got a big drone you could even carry a lump of Bait, a McBurger and McCoffee. I'm going to make my Drone meself, I've got an old Briggs & Stratton lying around, should be good to go around May.... grin


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Sure, Stonehenge is great, the mother of all stone circles, I mean it's a must-see. (go early Am, at the day's opening, OR look for a moonlight or special event there)
BUT there are plenty of other such stones all over England and apparently all over the UK as well. I was never aware, until more recently, just how many standing stones there are in England and the UK. I can say without hesitation that every time I go to England or to the UK in the future, I will seek out and visit any stone circles or standing stones, where ever I am, over there.

Signifigant Standing Stones in UK

Cornwall is particularly magical and not just because of its spectacular beauty, picturesque villages and towns, and fresh food from the sea and its farms.

Ancient stones & sites of Cornwall


I'd say it's an unrealistic expectation, to visit any of these places and have them to yourself. GO see the stones, but don't get wrapped up in what others are doing there. The stones are special enough in their own right, and I've felt lucky and privileged to see them when I've had the chance to.

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Nice video Kev.... Here he goes through the cotswolds .... What a great place it was to have the BSA rally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K4Epz2jqftI


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Originally Posted by ricochetrider


I'd say it's an unrealistic expectation, to visit any of these places and have them to yourself. GO see the stones, but don't get wrapped up in what others are doing there. The stones are special enough in their own right, and I've felt lucky and privileged to see them when I've had the chance to.



Unfortunately, in these days when people have forgotten what "civility" is and what appropriate behavior is in a public place, it's not just a matter of "having the place to myself". I certainly expect, when I go to some public venue, historical site, whatever, to share it with other people who are there to do the same thing I am.

But in today's "It's All About Me And What I Want" world, some people ignore the fact that others are around them. They see no problem, when they are at a place that people want to visit (standing stones, historic cemeteries, battlefields, natural overlooks, waterfalls, whatever), with playing with radio-controlled trucks, having a noisy campfire booze-up, race their ATVs around, fly their model airplanes, and generally disrupt everyone else's experience to satisfy their own need to show off or make noise.

County parks that are designed for pick-up soccer games, fly model planes, have campfires, fine, go for it. But quiet Neolithic historical sites? That's not appropriate behavior, but people are afraid to say anything when it goes on. "I guess we just have to put up with it, huh?" Not me, obviously!

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Tom next time you do get over, I will personally guide you to a very special place not too far from where I am moored up.


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Originally Posted by Lannis
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I'd say it's an unrealistic expectation, to visit any of these places and have them to yourself. GO see the stones, but don't get wrapped up in what others are doing there. The stones are special enough in their own right, and I've felt lucky and privileged to see them when I've had the chance to.




But in today's "It's All About Me And What I Want" world, some people ignore the fact that others are around them.

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That what they say in this video (toward the end)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvmIq6walP8

Kev's video led me to this rabbit hole shocked wink Thanks Kev !! thumbsup


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Originally Posted by wadeschields
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That what they say in this video (toward the end)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uvmIq6walP8

Kev's video led me to this rabbit hole shocked wink Thanks Kev !! thumbsup


Yup, there were a few around back then. I get the impression that people used to grow out of it. Now I'm not sure they do any more ....

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I love ancient British history and am lucky to live on an island with so much all around me, and I have been lucky to stumble upon some nice items in the last few years, and whilst this may not interest everybody to me it is amazing to think that I am the first to handle an item that was lost so very long ago. My oldest find is a Neolithic "slug" knife dating from 10,000 to 4,500 BC the very end of the stone age, I found this little blade while just walking across a field, and the shape just did not fit in with the natural stone laying about the field. So I showed it to a specialist at Winchester museum, and they confirmed my thoughts, and it sits here now on my barge, but will be going to the local museum this summer I hope.

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Then a couple of years ago I was lucky enough to find a Celtic gold coin, called a stater, it is a rare version as well with only five known examples, and shows a warrior on horseback, and is from the local Atribates tribe, dating from 150 to 50 BC so just over 2,000 years old, and just before the Romans invaded the british isles, ever since I found this coin, I have been fascinated by the art of the celtic tribes as displayed on their coinage, and if you look at the link below I think you will understand what I mean.

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Fascinating. It's interesting to contemplate how that coin got there ... the characters are probably Etruscan, so the Celts got that alphabet from somewhere in southern Europe ... as far as where it was minted, what it was worth .... who owned it last .....

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Charges of criminal damage likely in the UK if one damages one of these infernal spying machines. I can just about see the worth of a drone if equipped with a flamethrower for dealing with wasps nests.

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Note to self - "Don't damage spy drone in the UK - they like them there."

Here, that be a different matter.

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Originally Posted by Kev.
I love ancient British history and am lucky to live on an island with so much all around me, and I have been lucky to stumble upon some nice items in the last few years, and whilst this may not interest everybody to me it is amazing to think that I am the first to handle an item that was lost so very long ago. My oldest find is a Neolithic "slug" knife dating from 10,000 to 4,500 BC the very end of the stone age, I found this little blade while just walking across a field, and the shape just did not fit in with the natural stone laying about the field. So I showed it to a specialist at Winchester museum, and they confirmed my thoughts, and it sits here now on my barge, but will be going to the local museum this summer I hope.

[Linked Image from kevindean.zenfolio.com]

Then a couple of years ago I was lucky enough to find a Celtic gold coin, called a stater, it is a rare version as well with only five known examples, and shows a warrior on horseback, and is from the local Atribates tribe, dating from 150 to 50 BC so just over 2,000 years old, and just before the Romans invaded the british isles, ever since I found this coin, I have been fascinated by the art of the celtic tribes as displayed on their coinage, and if you look at the link below I think you will understand what I mean.

[Linked Image from kevindean.zenfolio.com]

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https://www.google.com/search?q=cel...wQBA&biw=2361&bih=1243&dpr=2



That is sooooo cool Kev!!! You always were good at finding things.... Brit bike related and obviously otherwise....


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