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.
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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

 

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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

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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

 

 

 

Snowdonia
although wales has a reputation for hot dry mediteranean summers

very ocasionally we have been known to get the odd shower

 

 

 

Lyn Idwal and the Devils Kitchen

 

 

Bridge at Pen-y-Benglog

           

       


 

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 seves very good food.
We usually find ourselves here on a Saturday evening to review our chi kung 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

 

 

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