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Sheehinny / Image by ryaner

Thanks Drew. ryaner Posted by ryaner
19 Mar 19ce

Greenan / Image by ryaner

Thanks Spencer. I’m following in some intrepid footsteps. Info for this came from the Archaeological Survey of Fermanagh, megalithomania.com of course, OS maps and satellite imagery in different sources. We’re spoiled over here truly. It’s a great adventure. ryaner Posted by ryaner
19 Mar 19ce

Cribyn / Image by thesweetcheat

No snow, just rain, lots of rain. Still good fun though. thelonious Posted by thelonious
19 Mar 19ce

Cribyn / Image by thesweetcheat

Ha, very belated! thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19 Mar 19ce

Cribyn / Image by thesweetcheat

Oh dear, that's not good to hear. Although "yay" that you made it up there - was there snow? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
19 Mar 19ce

Greenan / Image by ryaner

I think that you're turning up with is marvellous. Really. Thanks. Have been following up your sites with Pinterest, getting an area vibe. Wow.. got to get over the water... spencer Posted by spencer
19 Mar 19ce

Cribyn / Image by thesweetcheat

A belated LIKE..especially the UFO over the top : ) spencer Posted by spencer
19 Mar 19ce

Oldbury Rock Shelters / Image by GLADMAN

...but you pointed them out which others on here and the Other Place didn't and made me want to go...time, circs and hail the size of marbles (ouch) put paid to that. Ah well, a few months time I hope. Ta. spencer Posted by spencer
19 Mar 19ce

Cribyn / Image by thesweetcheat

The scant remains are now petty much zero today :-( thelonious Posted by thelonious
18 Mar 19ce

Oldbury Rock Shelters / Image by GLADMAN

To be fair they are sort of in your face when you crawl in...... GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18 Mar 19ce

Beacon Hill / Fieldnotes by GLADMAN

"Orographic lift occurs when an air mass is forced from a low elevation to a higher elevation as it moves over rising terrain. As the air mass gains altitude it quickly cools down adiabatically, which can raise the relative humidity to 100% and create clouds and, under the right conditions, precipitation." GLADMAN Posted by GLADMAN
18 Mar 19ce

Sheehinny / Image by ryaner

Great foto sir :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
18 Mar 19ce

Greenan / Image by ryaner

So many more, so little time tsc. I made a new year's resolution to try and get out at least once a week. I haven't managed that but I've a ton of itineraries in mind. The maps are better, more books are being published, the road system is improved, and I've got a mate that's up for some stone-hunting. Come back soon Nucleus. ryaner Posted by ryaner
18 Mar 19ce

La Hougue de Vinde / News by ryaner

Maybe he'd bought some Freddos and thought it was okay.

http://www.bajrfed.co.uk/bajrpress/cadbury-treasure-hunt-fiasco/

thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 Mar 19ce

Oldbury Rock Shelters / Image by GLADMAN

Had intended visiting here today while on rare visit to area, circs prevented, but thought it worthwhile flagging up these marks again - fascinating in that there's a possibility albeit remote that they are of Neanderthal origin...nonetheless, along with the seeming cupmarks, of probable antiquity. Well spotted, Gladman. spencer Posted by spencer
17 Mar 19ce

Greenan / Image by ryaner

Great image, I'm getting melancholic or almost homesick for the emarld island :-) Nucleus Posted by Nucleus
17 Mar 19ce

Beacon Hill / Fieldnotes by GLADMAN

I do like hills called "Beacon" something, there are a lot of good ones on here with some fine barrows and cairns.

With you entirely on this: "Fair to say that, for me, an appreciation of upland cairns/barrows and the views from them are mutually inclusive considerations." I'd go as far as to say it's critical if you want to get any insight into these monuments that you have to consider their landscape placement and viewshed.

Had to look up "orographic", nice word.
thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 Mar 19ce

Greenan / Image by ryaner

Wow. That's a stunner. Where do you keep finding more of these amazing places? thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
17 Mar 19ce

Lüdelsen 1 / Image by Nucleus

I love this shot. ryaner Posted by ryaner
16 Mar 19ce

Cluny Hill / Fieldnotes by thelonious

No, no, that seems completely normal :-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
12 Mar 19ce

Cornabus / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

It was very difficult, the trees have sheltered the western side so it never really gets a chance to dry, however there is a gate at the south end of the wood which on a dry day would mean walking on drier land. But you never, as we all know, know that at the time :-) Good wee stone, cracking sites nearby. drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
12 Mar 19ce

Cornabus / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

Me neither. Think I'll pass on this one. thesweetcheat Posted by thesweetcheat
11 Mar 19ce

Cornabus / Fieldnotes by drewbhoy

As nice as the stone looks, your fieldnotes ain't making me want to visit this one! Sounded a tough walk. thelonious Posted by thelonious
11 Mar 19ce

Cluny Hill / Fieldnotes by thelonious

Doing my bit for the local economy, I visited one on the way and then a different one on the way back. Greedy me :-) thelonious Posted by thelonious
11 Mar 19ce

Cluny Hill / Fieldnotes by thelonious

The bakers in Forres have been well used ;-) drewbhoy Posted by drewbhoy
11 Mar 19ce
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