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The mound

I climb the stairs out of the train station, make my way along the bridge high above the train tracks, out onto the Main Street and turn east. Passing familiar landmarks – the bank, the little jeweller’s shop, the church … Continue reading

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The Old Woman

The Caliach or old woman. She stands on a hillside overlooking the sea, tall, thin and ancient, battered a little by the years, keeping lonely watch, millennia long. Penned in now as if there were a need to imprison and control … Continue reading

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Ancient monument this way: an encounter with Doon Hill

The arrow on the road sign pointed in the direction of the ‘ancient monument’. I was almost there. Turning right I stopped in the gateway and inspected the track along which the road sign directed me. Deciding it was too … Continue reading

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