This is a photograph of the sunrise at Stonehenge this morning around 04.52am. I stood in one of a very few places where there was a good view of the sunrise without lots of heads in the way – just in front of the Heelstone. It had rained yesterday evening and through part of the night so I was very pleased that the clouds broke a little at the right time to allow a peak of pinky red to show through. It’s not a great photo but I’m pleased with it because I had a clear view, because the clouds broke, and because the Heelstone is a strong addition to the overall scene.
Stonehenge was packed as predicted – I don’t know the numbers yet. Wilts and Dorset buses even laid on transport for people from Salisbury rail station and back. I don’t think that’s happened before. We drove and parked in the allotted field which – despite my doubts – was ample big enough.
I feel a bit bleary-eyed but really quite content and peaceful. Despite the crowds, the noise and the masses of litter and general detritus, Stonehenge has that effect on me. It is a wonderful place to be.
I’ll be posting a few more photos of the morning throughout the day – during nap breaks 🙂