Rudi Schneider is a passionate camper from Somerset. Every now and then Rudi spends some time at „The Drove“, a dirt road right next to Stonehenge. He loves the sunsets, watching the stars and observing the bats flying around. We’ll do exactly that - he’s my camping neighbor one night. Schneider usually meets up with other campers, who he meets through Facebook groups such as „single campers“ and „self-converted vans“.
Rudi’s van is at least as magical as Stonehenge itself. It’s a true miracle, how detailed and lovely he has converted his van into a rolling Indian Hippie dream. He loves exploring England. „There is so much I haven’t seen yet. First I have to see those places before I travel abroad again.“, he says. His eyes are sparkling and the lines around them are dancing.
The legend begins in 450 AD when a war on the Salisbury Plain broke out among the British and the Saxons. The Saxons killed 460 British noblemen in the battle. King Aureoles Ambrosias wished to create a memorial for the fallen soldiers. It was suggested that Ireland's Giant Ring Circle be moved to the site of the battle as a monument. King Ambrosias sent his brother, Uther Pendragon, to Ireland to transport the Circle. However, Pendragon's army of 15,000 men was unable to move the stones. They were too massive for mere men to move. It wasn't until Merlin arrived with his magical powers that the stones could be moved to their current location.