I am blessed to live in North Wales. It is a most beautiful environment to be part of and perfectly suits the daoist practices and lifestyle
All the elements are here, although we have to support the suns fire with some of our own making.

Water, however, we have in abundance.



A favourite place to chill out is 'Green Valley', a 20 minute drive away

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We don't always take the plunge, this water comes from the highest lake in wales. it can bite.


quartz cave



The wonderful Hugging Tree


St Mary's Chapel and Star Well

a timeless place, 15 minutes away

a chapel ruin with an 8 pointed star shaped healing well


still, silent, a wonderful place to meditate


The cows are very friendly but it is hard to get close.
My method is to walk backwards towards them with my armreaching out behind me.
Each mouth is different, the tongue is rough and some give you a sharp gumming.




Magic Wood




deep limestone cave near the well

above the cave                                                                                                                a side cave

Bone remains of Early Neanderthal hunter gatherers have been found here,
along with bones of Mammoth, Straight Tusked Elephant, Lion, Rhinoceros, Hippopotamus and Giant Elk.
Another wonderful place to meditate and tone.


inside the cave          orbs deep in the cave                                                               


Castle Dinas Emlyn - Merlins Dragon Mountain

the story of Merlin and the dragons





Cliffs at South Stack, Anglesea

Lake Crafnant




although wales has a reputation for hot dry mediteranean summers

very occasionally we have been known to get the odd shower


Snowdon behinf Llyn Mymbyr


Lyn Idwal and the Devils Kitchen


Bridge at Pen-y-Benglog



The water here is so powerful it just takes a few minutes to feel fully charged


The 4.500 year old Yew Tree in Llangernyw

This is an amazing being, the oldest living being in Wales and one of the oldest in the world.
It lives next to an old coaching inn that serves very good food.
We usually find ourselves here on a Saturday evening to review our qi gong in the tree and enjoy a meal in the Inn.



Its not just jets that fly low over the mountains


There is a lot of local wildlife

Hawthorn Dragon





The Stone Circle
20 min drive + 30 minute walk


a great place to play at sunset


a great place to play any time

spring equinox full moon 2004

Castle Dinas Bran




At the end of the day

there are many special places

in the vicinity

where locals and visitors gather

in an ancient ceremony

honouring the earth

and its bounty