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Melness Graveyard...

By Scottishlandscapes  
...there was no causeway here when the first grave was dug in the sandy soil here, so much of the land here is hard rock. Ben Loyal would have been here looking across the Kyle of Tongue and maybe the sun was shining like here, not a bad place for relatives to visit and maybe leave a flower.

Tags: Scotland Highland Sutherland Tongue Farr Landscape and travel

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Richsr Plus
10 91 223 England
5 Oct 2012 8:38AM
Certainly looks a nice resting places Dougie and with some nice light breaking through the clouds too.

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AnnChown Plus
8 203 1 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 8:45AM
A hugely atmospheric place by the looks of it Dougie. I love your description .... And I'd love to walk across that causeway. Magical.
rontear Plus
14 8 8 England
5 Oct 2012 8:50AM
Buried treasure Dougie, as you have said beautiful outlook.
5 Oct 2012 9:05AM
A beautiful final resting place. Like those lovely dark mountain in the bg. Moira
7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 9:16AM
An extremely beautiful place in which to rest both weary and long gone bones.

Regards Nathan
mrswoolybill Plus
11 1.2k 1851 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 9:16AM
Graves with a view, I've always liked that idea. Though like all funerary tradition it's for the benefit of the living.
woolybill1 Plus
11 22 71 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 10:02AM
Isolation without desolation. I could put up with that if I could insist on the splendour of the setting too. Wonderful.
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
5 Oct 2012 10:15AM
This shot brings a new meaning to "Rest in Peace", Dougie.
The contre jour lighting adds an extra dimension to this expansive shot.
tonyheps Plus
14 6 1
5 Oct 2012 10:48AM
I hope they have saved me a plot!
Alan_Coles Plus
12 178 11 Wales
5 Oct 2012 11:27AM
Wonderful image...great exposure on this.
andy_AHG Plus
9 106 6 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 11:27AM
This is wonderful Dougie. Glowering skies that could go either way (as they say, if you don't like the weather, just wait half an hour) and that silver light on the loch. Have you ever visited the ruined church and graveyard at Balnakeil Bay? A really fantastic place.
It was raining the day I was at the Church there Andy I had been twice to no avail and saved it for another day.
I better watch how long I leave it though...Wink
danbrann Plus
13 636 17
5 Oct 2012 12:59PM
You have controlled that light so well Dougie especially shooting into it like you were. Are there any modern day burials there?
Yes Danny the cemetery has been extended and there's a new one beside the old which is full and it's on a little hill so awkward to extend.
saltireblue Plus
7 7.5k 33 Norway
5 Oct 2012 4:53PM
What a bonnie place to be laid to rest, Dougie. Having that view for eternity. Couldn't be better...

pluckyfilly Plus
11 351 33 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2012 7:25PM
Surprising place to see graves but an ideal resting place, thanks for sharing this one Dougie something new to be learnt every day
A great compositon so full of interest! Great to see.Gill
brownsilent 11 7 2 United Kingdom
12 Oct 2012 5:36PM
Heaven on earth

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