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Saturday, 2 May 2015

Carn Goedog - place of pinnacles and pillars








17 comments:

Myris of Alexandria said...

And a quarry.
M
Sorry could not resist the temptation to raise your blood pressure.

BRIAN JOHN said...

Oh, I'm very relaxed. No quarry, but quite a mess left by people who should have known better, and some nice huts down at the base of the crags, on the north side....

Jon Morris said...

I hope they don't touch this area. What sort of mess is being left Brian?

BRIAN JOHN said...

It's not half as bad as the mess at Rhosyfelin -- just a general mess of turfs and stones thrown back into a pit (two pits, I think) in rather a hurry, and bits of broken rock lying about here and there up on the crags.

It is a fantastic place -- one of my favourites.

Hugh Thomas said...

Carn Goeddog is my favourite place in Preseli, so peaceful and serene and a great place to explore .
It is almost like a time capsule from the outcrops northward and I hope it is all left alone , especially after seeing the "mess" or *cough*, "Operation lets-make-this-look-like-a-quarry-from-an-outcrop" as what has happened in Rhos Y Felyn .

BRIAN JOHN said...

Most of the craggy area is in pristine condition, but I suspect it won't be long before they start digging in the "village" since there will be pressure to prove that is where the quarrymen lived!!

Myris of Alexandria said...

Ah do I detect nascent proto-archyNIMBYism.
A whiffette.
M

BRIAN JOHN said...

Crikey! Am I a proto-archyNIMBYist? Been called many things in my time, but that's a new one for me. Should I be pleased?

Evergreen said...

Look at them sat there, all ready for picking, packing and shipping. Go dawg, go.
It was a PYO site, it's obvious..

BRIAN JOHN said...

Of course. It was an orthostat supermarket, run by Dai Orthostat and his family over many generations. Nice little earner......

Myris of Alexandria said...

What is PYO?
In 2012/3 Dr Ixer' s wife described CRyf as IKEA.
M

BRIAN JOHN said...

Hazard a guess -- pick your own?

Evergreen said...

Correct!

http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2011/03/23/ikea-instructions-for-stonehenge/

Jon Morris said...

“Ah do I detect nascent proto-archyNIMBYism.”

Possibly. If there really were a quarry in Preseli, it would signal that something else special existed at that location. If this were the case, the extension of the search could potentially destroy the reason for the quarry's existence. A destructive search of that type might discard important things, just like Hawley's unfortunate trawl through the soils of Stonehenge.

If this area does not contain a Stonehenge quarry, there is little need to have done the investigation.

Both of these are good arguments for limiting the type of work done in the future: Even if positive things are found, a moratorium would prevent the possibility of another Hawley type of event.

TonyH said...

What about this Proto - Prime Minister Eddie (Eddy? - geomorphological pun?) Miliband with his plan to erect a Socialist Orthostat in his back garden at Number Ten, on which will be inscribed all his pre - Election Promises, so's we can all be assured (?) he and his Party are keeping them all through his Five Year Incumbency? Election Stunt similar to a MPP Rhosyfelin Declaration of Discovery? As usual, Time will tell.

TonyH said...

Brian, is your fourth photograph from the top essentially the same view as we see displayed on your "Bluestone Enigma: Stonehenge, Preseli and the Ice Age" (2008) book?

BRIAN JOHN said...

Well spotted! The very same one......