I'd like to regale you with what I did (or didn't!!) on Saturday night for Samhain. There was to be an OBOD gathering at Camlet Moat
in Trent Park
in north London, and I really wanted to attend a full monty. As I'd never been there & it was going to be dark, my friend Anamcara accompanied me for moral support in case we got lost!
We eventually, after a long tube journey, found the entrance to the park, where there's a beautiful Gate Lodge with fantastic Gothic chimneys. We spotted a chap there in the dark, and asked him the best way to get to the Moat. He gave us long complicated directions (we could tell he thought we were bonkers!) so, armed with only this & a wind-up torch , we set off into the woods!
After a little bit, we see these flashing blue/red lights hurtling towards us from the darkness and...barking!!! Yep, it was a huge dog & there was another one too! A voice in the darkness called to them, and two ladies appeared from the murk with...as we discovered in a moment...miner's pit lamps strapped on their heads!!
So one of these ladies gives us long directions to the moat...which aren't the same as the previous one!! Then she said she could walk a part of the way with us if we wanted. However her friend declined to do this as, when she discovered we were going to a Samhain meetup, told us she couldn't walk with us as she was a devout Christian!!!!
I got a fit of the giggles at this point - good job it was so dark & they couldn't see me!
The thing is - they thought we were pretty weird, but we thought they were even weirder!! Two women in the pitch dark in a park with pit lights on their heads??
Anyway, we were both having serious doubts about the whole thing by this time - not only the complicated distance to the Moat (go straight, then right, downhill, then uphill past the lakes, through a forest, etc...), but these ladies were freakin' me out!! So we reluctantly decided we'd leave it for this year, bade a farewell to the 'ladies' & set off back to the gate....where we met the same chap as before - but now dressed in a tux & bow tie!! He said he was holding a Halloween party & he was Dracula!
So we never got to the gathering, but we had a hellova laugh! But better luck next time!
By the way, there were orbs all over the place there! Here's an impressive one beside the Gate Lodge..
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