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The Mare and Foal

Standing Stones


I had the opportunity to visit the Mare and Foal on 18 June 2006. Unfortunately the weather was wet and I couldn't spend as much time there as I would have liked. I noticed that when I stood to the south, the two stones lined up with two gaps in the hills to the north. I would be interested in returning sometime with a good compass and try to determine if the sun would rise between the two of them on a particular date (perhaps lighting the flat rock that lies between them), or asking if there is something particularly important about marking the two gaps from that position.
I've taken a photo of the stones slightly off center to show the two gaps where they lined up.
Posted by Giovanna
5th July 2006ce

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