Category Archives: travel

New Light on an Old Monument…

Yorkshire, Ilkley Moor, September 14th 2022… *** *** A mixture of administrative mishap and impromptu decision making found us once again in the beer garden of the Cow & Calf Hotel on the lip of Ilkley Moor to mark what … Continue reading

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The Stones of Ballynoe…

County Down, Thursday, 16th June, 2022… *** *** We came across a number of green wyrm-holes in Cornwall and they often spat us out in wondrous locations… *** *** The same magic appears to hold sway here too! *** *** … Continue reading

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Mound of Down…

County Down, Thursday, June 16th, 2022… *** *** Such is the size and nature of these structures that the photographers art can seldom do them justice. * The front end of the enclosure is massive and since the re-encroachment of … Continue reading

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Drumskinney…

County Fermanagh, Wednesday 15th June, 2022… *** *** With these ‘fellas’ as a prelude we could be forgiven for thinking the day was to end with a bang. *** *** But what we got was a sort of summation. *** … Continue reading

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The Head-Stones of Boa Isle…

County Fermanagh, Wednesday, June 15th, 2022… *** *** Despite the plaited hair this side of the ‘Janet and John’ stone is now regarded as a masculine figure. *** *** Whilst this is the feminine. * The hair of the two … Continue reading

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Aira Force ~ Mike Biles

Reblogged from A Bit About Britain…a place of extraordinary beauty: The walk to Aira Force, a small but beautifully formed waterfall in England’s Lake District, is a favourite.  It’s great if you’re not feeling like struggling up a serious fell, … Continue reading

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Little gems – All Saints, Burton Dassett I

Frankly, this is another where I don’t know where to begin. I suppose I ought to begin at the beginning. Monday I was back from the north, Tuesday I was driving northwards again… not as far this time, just an … Continue reading

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A country church

If the only way I can get out and play at the moment is to revisit old haunts, then so be it, Four years ago, I stumbled across a little gem of a church… very unexpectedly… For once, I had … Continue reading

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Temple of Living Light

* The third book should have been straight-forward. “If the first two are, ‘…Land’ and ‘…Lore’, respectively, then, Giants Dance should be ‘…Light’. * “I can’t even remember what’s in it.” “Doom and gloom, mostly, I think.” * We need … Continue reading

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North-easterly: Beyond the Walls

Next morning, we gathered at the gates of Bamburgh castle. We had seen it from beyond its walls, considering how we could glimpse our own ‘inner fortifications’ from a perspective beyond the control of the ego, and now we were … Continue reading

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