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June 17, 2006

Dartmoor stone row

Dartmoor stone row
Originally uploaded by ** Robyn **.
I have some sort of mystic connection to Dartmoor. My grandmother's father was from Newton Abbott and his ancestors farmed all around the edges of the moor. When I go onto Dartmoor I have the feeling that I have come home, at last, even though I was born half a world away.

Another of the ancient treasures that I was shown during our stay at Headland Warren Farm was this stone avenue that is on the crest of a hill just above the farm house. The walk up the hill is well worth the small effort, to see, not only the twin rows of stone and their headstone, but also the magnificent view which stretches out across the moorland toward the sea.

I am sure that if I lived here I would be much fitter and definitely a lot slimmer than I am now.

Posted by robynls at June 17, 2006 8:23 PM

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Posted my comment over at flickr instead of here. I don't know why I do that as I rarely return to the same picture. :-)

Posted by: Bonnie at June 17, 2006 11:36 PM

I know what you mean, about "being home" when in England. I feel the same way about Yorkshire. And my father ancestors came from Yorkshire in the 1600's to America, so maybe there is a connection, or maybe I just lived there in a previous incarnation...in fact, I know I must have...

Posted by: Bex at June 18, 2006 8:19 AM

Wonderful photo. I would love to be able to visit the area.

Posted by: mz. em at July 6, 2006 9:43 AM

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