Wednesday, 23 December 2015
A pre-Christmas walk
The sun shone yesterday! We couldn't stay in, and set off to have a walk in Brechfa Forest at Abergorlech.
This info from the display board tells you a little about the Forest.
Sunshine and shadows across the track ahead.
Water . . .
Water . . . .
Everywhere. It has rained here every day since 3rd November and the land is so saturated. Here it trickles from the rocks to join the stream in the valley bottom.
Looking down from the bridge across the stream. A short one mile walk which loops around and returns the other side of the valley along a leafy (and muddy in parts) track.
My lovely daughter Tam.
We drove home along the narrow road which links Abergorlech with Llanfynydd. There are lovely views from the top, as you can see in these photos.
The pastureland of the hilltops begins to degenerate into poorly-drained land as you descend into the steep scrubby valley below, but that has its own charm and is somewhere I find easy on the eye and it has a protective feeling as the valley sides wrap around the little lane. Unfortunately there wasn't really anywhere I could stop to capture the atmosphere of it.
Finally, a photo of what must have been the old mill near the village, undergoing restoration.
Have a lovely Christmas all. If you live in Wales, keep dry!