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Monday, 22 September 2014

Rhosyfelin and Aber-mawr



These pictures explain why I am distinctly underwhelmed by Rhosyfelin -- although I agree it is a very beautiful and photogenic spot for a picnic.........

The top pic is from Rhosyfelin and the lower one from Aber-mawr, on the north Pembrokeshire coast.  At both localities there are low cliffs made of heavily fractured bedrock, and rockfalls and the incorporation of slabs and broken debris into adjacent sediments have been going on intermittently for at least 100,000 years.  Both sites have also been affected by the incursion of Irish Sea Ice during the Devensian glaciation -- and at both sites many of the slabs are incorporated into till and fluvio-glacial deposits.

Who needs quarrymen anyway?  Life is much simpler without them......

3 comments:

TonyH said...

"Who needs quarrymen anyway? Life is much simpler without them....."

Life WAS much simpler when John Lennon formed The Quarrymen in 1956 with school friends from Quarry Bank school. Look what happened later on......a legend developed, of Cavernous proportions.

Dave Weston said...

And the only ice involved was found in drinks.

AG said...

And the amount of quarrying done by the quarrymen was similar to that done at rhosfelin!