Are these Rocks really that BIG or is the Girl just that Small?

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Are these Rocks really that BIG or is the Girl just that Small?

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bdeh on June 22, 2012

Bizar dat dit zo lang blijft staan Erik. Groeten Berend

els f on June 22, 2012

mooi contrast, wat zijn die keien groot! niet te geloven hoe dat ze zo gestapeld kunnen worden.. like en een fijn weekend, Els

Erik van den Ham on June 22, 2012

Ja toch al enkele duizenden jaren Berend in het begin vast een stuk stabieler als nu!

Dat stapelen Els daar gaat nog een heel verhaal achter schuil:


A local legend says that the Cheesewring is the result of a contest between a man and a giant. When Christianity had just been introduced to the British Islands, the giants who lived at the top of the mountains were not happy about it. The Saints had invaded their land and were declaring their wells as sacred. One of the larger giants, Uther, was given the task of ridding their land of the Saints. He confronted the frail St Tue, who proposed a rock throwing contest. If Uther won, the Saints would leave Cornwall. If St. Tue won, then the giants would convert to Christianity. Uther took his turn first and easily threw a small rock to the top of nearby Stowe's Hill. St Tue prayed for assistance, and picking up a huge slab found it was very light. One after the other, they threw their rocks, stacking them up in perfect piles. When the score was twelve stones each, Uther threw a thirteenth stone, but it rolled down the hill. St Tue picked up this fallen stone, and as he lifted it, an angel appeared to carry it to the top of the pile of rocks. Seeing this, Uther conceded, and most of the giants decided to follow Christianity after that.

In werkelijkheid zijn het diverse steenlagen die door weer, wind en zand vele duizenden jaren zijn aangetast en geërodeerd.

Groeten, Erik

Nadia Kushnir on June 22, 2012


A den Hartigh on June 23, 2012

Indrukwekkend en heel mooi!!

Giannino NO VIEWS on July 11, 2012

very curious rock formation - Like - saluti da Roma - Gianni

Erik van den Ham on July 11, 2012

Thanks Nadia and Gianni wind, sand and water have eroded these rocks over many years. So nice you Like them!

Fraai he Bengeltje dank voor je Like!

Greetings, Groeten, Erik

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