Helen (heleninwales) wrote,
Helen
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Walk above Taicynhaeaf

The main purpose of the walk was to photograph the exposure of some glacial deposits G had noticed in a small quarry. As it would look very dull to a non-expert -- imagine a small area dug out of the hillside exposing some boulder clay above and finer grained deposits below, all enhanced by the addition of some dead tree trunks -- I'm not posting the photo to Flickr.

But once that was done, we carried on up the hill where this rather hazy view was visible. As you can see, we are very near the coast so it was very frustrating not to be able to reach the sea during the strict lockdown when we were only allowed to drive for essential purposes.

Mawddach Estuary

After the glorious blue skies of April, we now seem to have April's showers delivered a month late in May, so the weather is changeable with overcast skies.

The climb was on the tarmac road (see previous photo that I chose as the weekly alphabet photo), but we descended via this green lane. There are so many of these in the area linking abandoned hamlets, farms and mines. Photo taking looking back uphill...

Green lane

Reaching more level ground, we found ourselves in a conifer wood...

Conifers

From there we finally reached the road by the chapel (now a house) and then it was just a short distance back to where we'd left the car.
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