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Periglis Beach photo

St Agnes from Gillimony Carn 2

Continued from [[603667]]. This shows the remainder of the Porth Coose beach and then Periglis. The pointed rock just below the horizon on the left is Kittern Rock on Gugh. Kittern Hill is just to the right of this and the second “lump” is the point from which this: [[567580]] sequence was taken, the previous year. The line of angular granite running from the bottom right is man-made, to stop the tide from sweeping the Porth Coose sand into Periglis making unnavigable for the islander's boats. This is granite from Cornish quarries brought in sometime between 1990 and 1999. Buried beneath it is the old one which consists of a triangular iron frame containing scillonian (I think) rocks see; [[615104]]. That was becoming ineffective as the boulders contained wore away, but it no doubt helps to maintain the strength of the current one. This panorama continues here: [[603674]]

© David Lally and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

Taken at: Periglis Beach, South West England

Date taken / added: 16th Jul 2005

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