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Re: Climbing on Standing Stones
Jan 16, 2012, 22:17
postman wrote:
thesweetcheat wrote:

To make a windshelter out of an upland cairns, you probably need a gang of strapping squaddies. It would take me a month to create a wind shelter out of one, by which time I would have died (of hypothermia, hunger, thirst or being carried off and eaten by an angry yeti).


Laughed out loud
(I dont like to abreviate)


Hahaha!

This has been a thought provoking topic. hasn't it. I met up with a friend and visitor this morning to do a circuit of Avebury Henge - two things occurred to me (both raised here). Firstly how delicate the lichen is, my friend pointed out some that is normally only found by the sea but seems to be flourishing on one of the stones in the NW quarter of the circle. The second thing was Stone 73, which lies on its side by the eastern entrance to henge; it has in fact been been worn smooth over the decades by children sliding down it and people sitting on it. Subtle changes are on a par with dripping water but we know eventually water will change even a sarsen stone.
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