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Dictionary or FB?

Post by blythburgh » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:00 am

So local area FB group post about stuff happening on beach. Photo of fenced off white portakabin thingy. Apparently on the beach and they are removing the cairn (on beach below church).

man posts: what is a cairn other than a terrier?

later a woman posts: the pile of stones is still there but where is the cairn?

When I find a word I do not know the meaning of (unless RF has supplied the meaning) I used to head for my dictionary though I am more likely to use Google these days to find out what a cairn is. Thankfully this time I did not need to do anything as I knew what a cairn was. The only puzzle to me is who or what it was started in memory of
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Re: Dictionary or FB?

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:03 am

I don't understand.
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Re: Dictionary or FB?

Post by Richard Frost » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:15 am

AAAlphaThunder wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:03 am
I don't understand.
No one needs to understand blythburghs ramblings. But in this case if you use a dictionary you would.
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Re: Dictionary or FB?

Post by expressman33 » Thu Jul 09, 2020 9:54 am

blythburgh wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 8:00 am
The only puzzle to me is who or what it was started in memory of
What is the name of the beach the cairn was on ?
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Re: Dictionary or FB?

Post by Sarah » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:28 am

Mountain-sides are usually populated by cairns, not necessarily in memory of anyone or anything in particular; they can help ramblers to find their way through cloud and fog. On a beach, though... perhaps different.
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Re: Dictionary or FB?

Post by macliam » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:13 pm

Piles of rocks piled up by people with too much time on their hands is an issue plaguing beaches all over the world. There is a beach near us in the Alentejo where it seems there is a pile every square metre - and they are not rocks from the beach, but brought from the cliffs at the edge. This got so bad that the cliffs were fenced off.... but still people continued.

I can understand a couple... but why do people continue, pile after pile, until the beach is covered?
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Re: Dictionary or FB?

Post by AAAlphaThunder » Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:53 pm

Sarah wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:28 am
Mountain-sides are usually populated by cairns, not necessarily in memory of anyone or anything in particular; they can help ramblers to find their way through cloud and fog. On a beach, though... perhaps different.
I understand now.

Once again, Sarah has taught me something.
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Re: Dictionary or FB?

Post by Chadwick » Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:02 pm

macliam wrote:
Thu Jul 09, 2020 12:13 pm
Piles of rocks piled up by people with too much time on their hands is an issue plaguing beaches all over the world.
I can understand a couple... but why do people continue, pile after pile, until the beach is covered?
They do it because they beach is almost covered. To join in.
There are similar tales from Iceland, with the Icelanders wondering what possessed the tourists that they should do this.
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Re: Dictionary or FB?

Post by blythburgh » Fri Jul 10, 2020 9:26 am

We had just one that apparently has been destroyed.
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