Camarthen Fans As I set up and compose the image, I wonder who supervised the placing of these two stones and when that might have been? They form the only pair, part of a broken ring of stones on a flat plateau over looked by the Camarthen Fans of the Black Mountain to the south. Across the ring from the far side the bearing to these stones is southeast. I can imaging that it is an ancient time piece, a calendar who's alignment marked out the solstices. How much has the landscape has changed since that time? How many centuries have slipped passed under their silent watchful gaze.
It is a beautiful and serene place, completely quiet apart from the singing of the skylarks above. About half a mile away a small group of Welsh mountain ponies graze on vibrant green spring grasses while solitary sheep dot the higher slopes. Along the skyline, miniscule figures appear against the cloudy sky, it is going to be a long climb.
More blogging and photographs to come from our adventure in the Brecon Beacons National Park, stay tuned.