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Saturday, 21 June 2014 10:24

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

'Solstice is derived from the Latin words sol (sun) and sistere (to stand still)'.

The Summer Solstice is an astronomical event that happens twice a year when the sun reaches its highest or lowest point in its path as seen from the earth, as the planet orbits the sun. The summer solstice marks mid summer with it being the longest day of the year and the sun has reaches the highest point in the sky - this is why the day is longer.

This year, the summer solstice occurs on both 20 and 21 June, so you can start celebrating a little earlier. This is because on both days, the sun will rise at 5:01am and set at 23:26 pm. Today (21 June) the Sun is 152 million kilometres from Earth.

Stonehenge is an ancient prehistoric site and has been a place of worship and celebration at the time of Summer Solstice, parking and entry is free at the time of the Summer Solstice at Stonehenge every year, so that sun worshipers and modern day Druids can gather there.

So do what you can to celebrate this year’s Summer Solstice where it is with a BBQ or just heading somewhere to watch the sun-set this evening..

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Yesterday we took the Cardiff Lions surfing down Gower on Llangennith Beach!! They were staying down Gower for the weekend camping in a local site and visiting a local rugby team! They were great fun in the sea and many of them were catching waves by the end of the session! The weather was just perfect for it, our hottest day of the year so far (lets hope for many more).

Well done to all the guys who got involved, I hope you enjoyed the day as much as we did.

We welcome all sports teams for great activity days like this! It is a perfect way to get your team working together in a different enviroment all while learning new skills!

If you are interested in a sports team actiivity day with RIPNROCK, just contact us for more information and great prices!

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A carpet of blue/purple flowers can be seen all over Gower at the minute, these delicate beautiful little flowers are called Blue Bells.

Did you know that Blue Bells are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 and it is a criminal offence to remove wild common Blue Bell bulbs.

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