Mrs. B & B and I managed to get away from Schooner Point Guest House for a few hours the other day. We had been talking about the amount of stone circles, burial tumuli and quoits in Cornwall and decided to go and investigate. We initially headed for Carn Euny Iron Age settlement near Sancreed, Penzance. Carn Euny was easily found and turned out to be well worth a visit. Unfortunately some of the original stone has been used in more modern times to erect a cottage but there is still enough to see including the “tunnel” and underground chamber. From there we headed for The Merry Maidens stone circle near Lamorna. This is quite a large circle of medium sized stones and it is easily found, just through the gate and across the field. From the same layby we ventured down the road to see Tregiffian Burial Chamber. We have driven past this site in the past and not even noticed it. It is right on the verge of the B3315 literally just a stones throw from the Merry Maidens. For our final stop we went to see Lanyon Quoit, a large flat horizontal stone held in the air by 3 large upright stones.

On the way down we passed through Hayle and just had to stop at Philps pasty shop. We bought two traditional pastys, large of course. They were piping hot so we waited until reaching Carn Euny before attempting to munch them. They were still hot but we did manage about half. Each time we got back in the car we were enveloped by the delicious smell of pastys. The remains were consumed when we got home later that evening. It was a really interesting day made better by Philps pastys.

The days t shirt was London Calling from The Clash. Interestingly the design for the album cover leans heavily on Elvis’ first album.

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