Out & About …

… on the North York Moors, or wherever I happen to be.

Bullers of Buchan

“The Pot”, once a massive sea cave with a collapsed roof. A buller is a whirlpool or in this case, it refers to the bellowing noise coming from The Pot as the sea roars through the arch. There is a local legend of a fisherman, in his boat one evening seeing a mermaid at the entrance to the arch. Half woman, half fish, she was sitting on a rock, combing her long brown hair. The mermaid beckoned the fisherman over and whispered some message. She then dived into the sea and was not seen again. The fisherman quickly returned home and never went out to sea again. That night there was a terrific storm with the loss of many boats. The fisherman became a recluse, seldom venturing out of his house and never speaking of the event again,

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