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The Moor's last resting place

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by grebeman, Oct 20, 2011.

  1. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    This is Pig's Nose Valley, between Prawle Point and Salcombe in south Devon, one of my favourite birding spots for migrants.

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    Below the cliffs at the bottom of the valley is Moor Sands. In the sixteenth century the bodies of drowned sailors were washed ashore here. They turned out to be Moorish pirates, now commemorated in the name of this cove. In recent years the wreck has been located and many rich treasures have been salvaged including Dutch artefacts that suggest the pirate captain was a Dutchman.

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    Barrie
     
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  2. BBW

    BBW Administrator Emeritus

    Jul 7, 2010
    betwixt and between
    BB
    What a beautiful view and that water - it looks tropical! Wow, pirates, treasures...and a Moorish Dutchman?! You had a great day, Barrie!
     
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  3. Bill Gordon

    Bill Gordon SC Regular

    Barrie, you are lucky to have so many photogenic spots both historical and modern day to visit from home. And all no more than 70 miles from salt water!! I love the first and second shots which show off your talents.
     
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  4. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    Jul 13, 2010
    South Brent, south Devon (UK)
    Barrie
    Thank you Bill, appreciate your comments. I'm lucky enough to live within four miles of the sea, indeed given the right wind direction during foggy conditions I can hear the foghorn of Start Point Lighthouse.

    Barrie
     
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  5. Andrewteee

    Andrewteee SC All-Pro

    Jul 8, 2010
    Awesome, thanks.
     
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  6. Armanius

    Armanius Bring Jack back!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Houston, Texas
    Jack
    Or to quote Seinfeld, the "MOOPS"!