Been a while since I added more photos to the photo section so put a couple more pages up! Photos from a trip out to the waterfalls and gunpowder works down at Pontneddfechan can be found here and pictures from a day’s walking survey up on Carreg Goch common can be found here.
Hope you enjoy!
The view from Carreg Goch common looking towards Swansea at the start of a day’s walking survey up on the Black Mountain (we only got a little bit sunburnt!!)
A visit to Llangors Lake in early April provided an opportunity to visit the reconstructed crannog (for more info see my previous post) and to say hello to the twenty or so swans who were milling around by the jetty including this cheeky chappy who I’m pretty sure is called Clive.
We tried our hardest to ignore the weather – we climbed up the mountain (granted our cars did the actual ‘climbing’) and put on our waterproof and windproof layers, but alas! We could not overlook the weather conditions for long; the gale force gusts were attempting to knock us over once again and the snow was hitting us in the face at such a pace it physically hurt. So shortly after we arrived at the mountain, we left the mountain.
Just for a little bit more shameless self promotion I have set up a Facebook page to share information about projects within the Brecon Beacons, spread news about world archaeology and express opinions on slightly loony fringe ideas – I do so love them!
It looked like a lovely morning this morning – some of us arrived on the mountain early and had a cup of tea whilst waiting for the rest of the team to arrive. As we laced ourselves into our sturdy boots snow started to fall. We thought nothing of it; we are a resilient bunch (as it seems our volunteers are too) and we walked up the mountain to continue the previous day’s good work.
The sun was shining and we were all happy as we gathered in the car park near Herbert’s Quarry. We donned our extra pairs of socks and commented on the presence of snow and the lack of an almost gale force freezing wind – compared with the windy conditions last week presented us today was balmy. Almost tropical in fact!
Whilst Sarah and I were sitting in the warm in Llandovery, Menna and two hardy volunteers (Gaynor and Brian) had ventured up the Black Mountain to continue with the plane table survey. There was less wind and more sunshine so setting up the survey equipment and taking measurements was a great deal easier!