Friday, 9 August 2019
A day of Wonky Churches
We had to go to Hay on business yesterday, and after a quick lunch we went up to Hay Bluff. It's been a while since our last visit and it was just the day for stunning views . . .
Looking across to Pen-y-Fan . . .
Heading downhill towards Capel-y-Ffin. Once upon a time this lane (single track with passing places) would be choc-a-bloc with tourists driving the other way, but it was really quite quiet yesterday. I mentioned it to Keith and he said it's probably down to the price of petrol. We were fortunate to only meet folk coming the other way right beside a passing place!
The Rev. Francis Kilvert described the wee church of St Mary the Virgin as "squatting like a stout grey owl amongst its seven yew trees."
The view back up the valley. There are always some flowers here in a vase. It is a tiny church, some 26 feet by 13.
Then tomorrow, just a little taster of Cwmyoy .. .
I said it was wonky!!