At the foot of the hill on my walk this week, I parted ways with the other walkers on our geology walk up Cefn Drum. They had arrived for the walk by car whereas I had walked. The route by car is beautiful but the walking route is better still if only for the simple peace on a quiet day.
I only had the sheep and the river, the Afon Dulais, for company and looking at these images and listening to the sound clip takes me back to that peace.
I sometimes use my StillWalks videos as a means of relaxation at the end of the day but if I find myself unable to sleep through the night the most effective means of calming my mind is to relive one of my walks in my imagination. Photos such as those below describe a simple everyday aspect of the landscape but they still work as an effective trigger for my memory and when accompanied by the field recording, the sense of being there (at least in mind) is greatly strengthened.
Obviously the last but one comment didn’t get sent, so here it is again and this comment is also not to be approved and posted, but it is for your “Heads up beloved friend” as it is pretty much a stick in the spokes, because at point 1:42 on the audio recording, I could hear a cow crying out for her calf and it made my mind go from peaceful thoughts and right over the handle bars to the dairy floor and all the things to do with cows and calves…
Ah well – I guess I am not so sensitive to the calls of cows or the language they speak. Now cats, that’s another matter but anyway, sorry to have given you any distress but thank you for listening. Comment not approved as requested