SW3426 : The Irish Lady

taken 6 years ago, near to Sennen, Cornwall, Great Britain

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The Irish Lady
The Irish Lady
This curiously-shaped rock, is known as the Irish Lady. Legend has it that in days long ago some adventurous sailors from Ireland were shipwrecked at night on this rock, and every soul perished, save a lady, who was seen in the morning sitting on the top of the rock. The storm was still raging, and it was quite impossible to render this solitary sufferer any assistance. Days and nights passed away the people watched the dying woman from the shore, but they could not reach her. At length they saw that her sufferings were at an end; and at last the dead body was washed into the sea. Often, when the winds and waves are high, the fishermen see a lady tranquilly sitting on this rock, with a rose in her mouth, to show, it may be presumed, her perfect indifference to the ragings of tempests.
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SW3426, 98 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 2 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 10 January, 2012
Category
Rock   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 3468 2610 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:4.5399N 5:42.5779W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SW 3477 2620
View Direction
Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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