Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Working yesterday, taking a drive after getting some coffee with someone, I was close to the Massachusetts border, in Norfolk, CT. Just past the "Rock Pile" golf range on Route 44, I'd taken a right (north wards) on a road called "Loon Meadow," wondering why water fowl would be hanging out in a meadow. I ended up on a road called "Shantry" where the stone "walls" took on a definate "Indian Look," on both sides of the road.To my left, north, was the hill's summit.
To my right, down hill and southerly, there was perhaps a swamp or pond or something, barely visible thru the trees.
And a rock pile...

The stones looked interesting, multiple rows, sort of a lacey look to them, stones perched here and there on the rows.

And then there's this one:

Signs abounded:

Just beyond somebody's exclusive brush dump, there appeared a cluster of stone piles.
You can just sort of make them out in this lousy photo, even if you do click on them.
I'll have to reset the camera so they enlarge better and drive by again sometime soon...

Much further down the road, after turning onto "Pine Road," the water in the valley was quite visible. Slowing down, I spotted another Rock Pile:

Luckily for me it was on the opposite side of the road from this sign; I wouldn't want to be shot in the specific spot the sign mentioned:

1 comment:

  1. We visit friends in Norfolk about once a year and they live at the edge of a large managed forest used by Yale for their forestry program. As far as I can tell the Norfolk woods are packed with rock piles.

    Also, as far as I can tell, the historic period Indians were called "Charcoal Burners" and not recognized as Indians by the local anglos of the day.