11th August

The Eclipse Day

We had intended going down into Buxton to join the others as they sang in the bandstand during the eclipse but we over-slept and had to rush up to Solomon's Temple, a folly set at the top of the hill above the caravan site.

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Here we joined many others from all aspects of "eclipse mania"  At one extreme we saw the "scientist" with all the gear - telescopes and other apparatus, to the hippy playing the flute to welcome the eclipse

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We had failed to purchase special glasses so here we see Di using a "pin-hole camera" to observe what is going on

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Here you can see the only evidence I managed to obtain - I dare not risk pointing the camera at the sun during a break in the cloud in case I damaged it and therefore I took this when there was a slight covering of cloud - it is an eclipse - honest!

I was disappointed that it did not go darker - I thought it would do so - it did go cold however, and I was glad we had remembered our fleeces.

In the afternoon we went to Lyme Park - with our luck it turned out to be closed

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