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The Standing Stones of Stenness / Image by Ravenfeather

Stunning. What a place to be for that. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
22 Jun 17ce

The Standing Stones of Stenness / Image by Ravenfeather

Beautiful photo. CianMcLiam Posted by CianMcLiam
22 Jun 17ce

The Standing Stones of Stenness / Image by Ravenfeather

This really is beautiful. thelonious Posted by thelonious
22 Jun 17ce

Hafodygors Wen / Image by postman

How on earth do you keep a dog under control using grass?

(Thats an attempt at humour btw).
Evergreen Dazed Posted by Evergreen Dazed
22 Jun 17ce

Hafodygors Wen / Image by postman

Thanks very much.
No, it's grass.
postman Posted by postman
21 Jun 17ce

Hafodygors Wen / Image by postman

Nice een Postie! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
21 Jun 17ce

Hafodygors Wen / Image by postman

Lovely stuff Mr Postman.
I've got to ask - Is that a dog lead top left?
Evergreen Dazed Posted by Evergreen Dazed
21 Jun 17ce

Garth Hill / Fieldnotes by CARL

Thanks both for your kind comments :) Posted by CARL
21 Jun 17ce

Hafodygors Wen / Image by postman

Very nice indeed postman. thelonious Posted by thelonious
21 Jun 17ce

Hafodygors Wen / Fieldnotes by postman

Perfect. Don't let anyone change the place, not even a caff and a 100 page souvenir guidebook of your photos would improve it. Okay, maybe the stepping stones. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21 Jun 17ce

Hafodygors Wen / Image by postman

Bravo! Glad you got some proper sun for once. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21 Jun 17ce

Cae Du / Image by postman

If you had there would have been a party of nuns or something round the next boulder.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21 Jun 17ce

Cae Du / Image by postman

It was well hot, I was soaked, with sweat, I didn't see anyone all morning, I may as well have gone naked. postman Posted by postman
21 Jun 17ce

Garth Hill / Fieldnotes by CARL

Sounds just magic. thelonious Posted by thelonious
21 Jun 17ce

Garth Hill / Fieldnotes by CARL

Nice one, I'm sure you're quite right about fulfilment levels too. Great notes. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21 Jun 17ce

Cae Du / Image by postman

This place is amazing. Must've been a hot walk to get up here though. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
21 Jun 17ce

Winklebury / Miscellaneous by Chance

It looks like the school upon which this site is to be closed later in this year.

Rumour has it that it will make way for a housing development :-(
Posted by Strellers
21 Jun 17ce

Disa's Ting / Image by tiompan

Ting / Thing similar to place of judgement , Tyn in Tynwald , Mhoid /Mod in Gaelic etc . tiompan Posted by tiompan
20 Jun 17ce

Disa's Ting / Fieldnotes by Ravenfeather

What lovely fieldnotes, missed these at the time. Very interesting about the dating too. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
20 Jun 17ce

Disa's Ting / Image by tiompan

Lovely stone rectangle on the sea shore, according to legend named after the maiden Disa who sat in court here, another legend says the virgin Disa used to keep things here, who knows, still standing proud looking longingly out to sea Posted by costaexpress
20 Jun 17ce

Caisteal Grugaig / Fieldnotes by GLADMAN

Impressed by that laser scan; I want one please. First class broch, too. GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
19 Jun 17ce

Ringses Camp, Beanley Moor / Link by Rhiannon

Well look at that, you already have a photo. That's quite a chunk of rock if it's 7ft tall. I'm glad to have contributed some new information to you. They're not obviously mare-like to me, I wonder why the name. They must definitely be Noticeable though.

You should definitely add some photos to TMA if you go back though.

hoping you are well, Rh
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
19 Jun 17ce

Scotland / News by 1speed

Thanks for posting that, was wondering how George/Tiompan was - good to know he's 'as fit as a fiddle'. Have not long returned from a similar trip around Kilmartin and point taken about light and weather conditions. We too heard the cuckoos. tjj Posted by tjj
19 Jun 17ce

Ringses Camp, Beanley Moor / Link by Rhiannon

You absolute star. 'Grey Mares'. I think I know them. There are two, one at either side of the moor.

I took a shot of one yonks ago. It's here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/hobsonish/5483306741

On the south side of the moor. There's another, also with boulders around it, just north-west of the Ringses camp. Considering the 2 BA cairns on the knoll above the camp are connected by a curved line of stones, it adds texture to this place.
The fact that I now have pals who live nearby makes it likely I will go back and photograph these two stones, especially as I can now give them a name.
Hob Posted by Hob
19 Jun 17ce

Caisteal Grugaig / Fieldnotes by GLADMAN

June 2017 - Little to add to the good description above -- beyond that when I visited the gate was not locked. The last house at Totaig is being renovated. Parking is possible opposite the letter box at Letterfearn (;_0) but there are also good spots further on, although the road deteriorates. There are a couple of spots where it is possible to park easily in passing places/turning spots without impeding the passing of any few few vehicles going along that road. There is an excellent description of the broch, results of a laser scan carried out by AOC archaeology, at https://vimeo.com/17634384 Posted by brochbagger
18 Jun 17ce
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