Friday photo – remembering being here

Bude cairns

There are unhelpful ways of reminding people of your presence at a place of beauty such as litter or graffiti. Despite doing this walk many times over the years we have never seen cairns here before – a beach a little bit east of Bude.

We sat looking at them wondering who had built them – one person, different people and thinking about why, what they meant to those who helped to build them. They are largely above the tide line except if there is a big storm so I wonder if next time we come they will still be there or a new fashion will have been adopted and a different sort of creation appeared…

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