Stonehenge is in the middle of nowhere, in a grassy Wiltshire
 countryside about 90 miles from London.  Sheep were
 peacefully grazing around, stopping to chew their cud
 occasionally, and stare at the monument. 
About 1.3 million visitors a year make the trek to Stonehenge.
Some seek healing, some astrological history, and
some bucket listers, like us! 

This lone rock is called “Heelstone” or “Sunstone” –
just a few steps away from Stonehenge.
If you stand inside Stonehenge circle at sunrise on
the Summer Solstice, the sun will rise directly above it.

Never thought we’d be able to get this close!   The history
 is amazing – evidence of ancient occupation, with traces
 of pine posts from 10,500 years ago.  The first megaliths
 at Stonehenge were erected 5,000 years ago, and long
 lost cultures from the far corners of Europe
 continued to add to it for a millennium.
The red dotted line in the middle of the photo shows
where the solstice axis hits the monument.  In ancient

 times, it was most popular during the winter solstice.

Theories abound as to how these huge rocks were
moved, including levers, rafts and ice flows. 
One of the theories is that they moved them across
land like this, with a team of men pushing and pulling,
moving a log to the front every few yards.