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Mermaid of Wood

The Teifi Estuary Cardigan

The ‘not officially an Indian Summer’ continues to delight. Chill nights starting to threaten frost, the leaves waiting to turn and fall. Blue skies and stillness on the water inviting the lens to loiter.
This morning having been thwarted at GT Tyres, I took a quick ride out along the estuary. The light, even at 9.30, still good enough I brought these images home.

Photo: River Teifi in flood at Llechryd

Another wet and windy day here in Cardigan. Clearly not as wet and windy as Cockermouth where hundreds are destined to be in temporary accomodation for months. So thanking my lucky stars, my journey home from viewing Stephen Jones’ Henllan Salerooms, allowed me time to stop on photograph the River Teifi. The broad winding stretch underneath the not so new castle at Newcastle Emlyn was happily colonised by sea gulls foraging for who knows what. At Cenarth Falls the spate was so great that the falls seemed to have disappeared; and down stream below the indomitable bridge the water was surging, twisting and doing its best to be thoroughly frightening. Towards Llechryd (home of my former band, the Llechryd Light Orchestra) the river course had spilled its banks and then some. The road was clear but the bridge was under though cars could splash across.

Anyway it was dusk and the skies were clearing enough to show a rosy glow and a skein of geese like me, driving themselves home.