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Koyt Tredhewi…

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And then, we came across this…

Although, ‘came across’ is maybe a little inaccurate.

We were definitely looking for this one, having a host of quoits to go at, for some reason or another, this one stood out, and we were not disappointed.

Also known as, ‘Chi an Kowr’, the Giant’s House, Trethevny Quoit, just happens to have a Dragon-line running through it, and boy can you tell, only it is not the, ‘Michael Line’…

So maybe that should be ‘girl can you tell’.

Though, we did not know this at the time…

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Across moorland…

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These strange, narrow tracks betoken something,

processional, perhaps…

exhaling us where they do

with little work to accomplish.

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Would we have found them without

Ballowal Barrow or Boscawen-Un?

And even if we had,

would they still have been the same?

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“I think that’s what people mean, by tangential.”

 

Morrow…

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…Well, if they did,

they also intended us to work for it.

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Part of our problem proved to be scale.

What we call a lay-by is large and well marked.

What they call a lay-by is more of a ‘passing-point’…

And on a fast road, is easy to miss,

or pass-by, which we did,

at least three times whilst actively looking for it.

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Another part of the problem

is sign-posts disguised as fences.

Cunning that.

Anyone would think that they do not really want visitors to find

Boscawen-Un…

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But as we were about to discover,

some experiences are well worth working for.

 

 

More sea mist…

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After our pre-historic village and our cause-wayed isle,

we return to Lands End, ostensibly, to at least,

again, consider ‘doing-the-touristy-thing’…

Only to find that our dragon has been dining out on pea soup

and that the parking charge would in all probability be wasted…

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We know that Carn les Boel is on the coast

and that from there Lands End is visible,

but whether Lands End would be visible in this,

even from Lands End, is another question altogether…

Ballowal Barrow presents itself as a convenient ‘half-way house’,

which is at least sign-posted, so we head for that instead.

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‘It’s that way’…

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