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Mayon Cliff Barrows

Round Barrow(s)

Mayon Cliff Barrows (Round Barrow(s)) by thesweetcheat Long slab and naturally worn basin in the cairn.
thesweetcheat Image Credit: A. Brookes (18.6.2013)
Posted by thesweetcheat
5th August 2013ce
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Comments (11)

Lovely photo TSC. Looks a great place. thelonious Posted by thelonious
6th August 2013ce
Same here, I thought it was very pretty with the flowers.... moss Posted by moss
6th August 2013ce
It's a great place. Much nicer, IMNSHO, than Lands End itself! Which can be seen, I believe, in the background here.

Last time we were there, a ship had wrecked at the bottom of those cliffs - was it still there?
goffik Posted by goffik
6th August 2013ce
Love the basin on the stone. Looks like it might have been artificially enhanced (from here). ;-) ryaner Posted by ryaner
6th August 2013ce
Thanks very much everyone!

It is a lovely spot, even on a very claggy day like that was. Definitely with Goff on the "nicer than Land's End" thing (and yes, that is it in the background). The ship is still there, wedged at the base of the cliffs of the neighbouring Maen Castle cliff fort.

Ryaner, I couldn't possibly comment. :o)
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
6th August 2013ce
It was amazing to see the ship's contents being salvaged... the fog was so thick we could barely see a few feet in front of us, but as we drew closer we saw a winch coming up the cliff and onto the clifftop, over our heads and beyond... Quite eerie to see the waves lapping around the wrecked ship...

The fog was so thick we only found one of the barrows. I think it was the same trip that left us grounded at the airport till the fog lifted to take us over to the Isles of Scilly.

A year later, on a bright, sunny day, it was still there. Less eerie, but somewhat disarming seeing such a massive structure lying on its side...

Apparently the sea around Sennen was swarming with blue jellyfish last week! My mate was there and didn't notice them initially, as they paddled in shallow water!
goffik Posted by goffik
6th August 2013ce
The other barrow is a bit rubbish actually, so you're not missing much. It's a very low mound, no stones visible, you have to be really looking for it to see it. I took some pics the last two times I've been there but they don't really show it up well enough to post (I think there is a low silhouette in one of the pics from a couple of years ago).

Apparently it's been a record year for jellyfish, we saw quite a lot on the beach near the mouth of Hayle River in June.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
6th August 2013ce
We were up in Cullen last week, round the harbour wall the sea was full of them. Very pretty to look down on but I wouldn't have wanted to go for a paddle. thelonious Posted by thelonious
6th August 2013ce
They're on the menu in the Chinese that we visit every Thursday. My mate tried them a while ago. He didn't like them, said he felt badly stung afterwards. ryaner Posted by ryaner
6th August 2013ce
Magic RE :-) Nice place SC! drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
7th August 2013ce
Cheers Drew! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
7th August 2013ce
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