The Cove  (October 2016)      

 

"This is the Cove and was once made up of three stones set with the open side facing north-east.   This is the direction that the sun rises on the longest day of the year.   An outlying stone is thought to have been aligned so its long shadow would penetrate the Cove observing the moment of solstice.   This symbolic event indicates that fertility rituals were practised here"   Esther Smith pp 20-21


Image copyright David Baldwin Night Photography