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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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Wednesday, 11 June 2014 11:49

Know your flags

Know your flags

It is really important to know your flags on a beach as they are telling your different things!

Big Orange Windsock - this indicated the wind direction and the wind speed! If the wind sock if flying when you are at the beach, you should NOT use inflatable's.

Red Fag - This flag indicated danger, never enter the water when a red flag is flying.

Black and white chequered flag - this indicated an area made by the beach lifeguards that is for surfers and kayakers only.

Red and Yellow flags - these are the flags you want to be looking out for, they indicate an area on the beach where is safe to swim and enjoy yourself while being watched by a beach lifeguard.


Remember enjoy your summer safely. 


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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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