On Monday we had an appointment to deliver something we'd sold to a chap at Crickhowell. I should have followed my gut instinct which told me we were on a hiding to nowhere after previous meetings had been cancelled, delayed etc. Anyway, it was a wasted trip as it would seem the chap was all talk and no trousers and had cancelled on the morning (email after we'd set off!) and then when we got there, never offered to come and meet us and pay up. We were somewhat miffed as it's a round trip of 100 miles and two gallons of fuel . . . However, his £20 deposit covered that, fortunately. We decided to travel home via Llangors lake and crannog. I've just realized I never took a photo of the crannog (oops) so you will have to go HERE instead.
Anyway, the photo above is the lake through the trees.
This photo shows you how it looked up close, with Pen-y-Fan in the distance. A really lovely spot.
The information board tells you a bit about the crannog construction. You may have remembered a Time Team dig there a few years ago now.
Some more Mollyblobs, which were very adventurous, growing in water over a foot deep.
Looking across the lake to the small church we have visited in the past - Llangesty Talyllyn.
The lake is a popular place for canoeists. These folk were having a lesson.
Plenty of wild birds too. Barnacle geese . . . .
Coots and Moorhens . . . (Moorhen has red, a Coot doesn't is how I remember which is which).
Above and below, this delightful Manderin Duck was scooting about at a great rate of knots and looking for a mate. Unfortunately he was the only one on the lake! I've seen Manderin Ducks before on Brecon canal, so perhaps he should try his luck there.
Photos tomorrow of the Brecon Beacons as we had another unexpected detour on the way home.