Tag Archives: Holy Island

North-easterly VII: A final grace

“…Manifest thy light for my regeneration, and let the breadth, height, fullness and crown of the solar radiance appear, and may the within shine forth!” Abbe de Villars, ‘The Comte de Gabalis’ “We’ve just got to the top of the … Continue reading

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Encounters

During our recent visit to Holy Island, while some visited the castle, Stuart, Gary and I wandered the isle then repaired to a café where we had all arranged to meet for a light lunch. Knowing the place of old, … Continue reading

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Impressions #midnighthaiku

 

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Solstice of the Moon: A flying visit…

There was absolutely no way we were going to drive to our destination without getting sidetracked. Where would be the fun in that? So we decided that the first place that would take us from the main road north would … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – Pawns to castle…

As we hurried through the castle grounds in Beaumaris, a lone seagull was dancing. He seems to be marching on the spot, marking a rhythmic time with his feet. Worm-charming, said my companion. I didn’t even stop to take a … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – The mound in the dark grove…

“We might have to go back to the hotel…”  I didn’t look around as I was busy following the car in front and anyway, the snowy mountains of the mainland filled the horizon. My companion had been distracted during the … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – Candy-floss dawn

We woke to clear skies…and heavy frost. Our after-dinner walk the night before had seen us wandering the deep, unlit blackness of the shore, watching the colours of the stars in the cloudless night. The temperature had dropped dramatically, so … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed- Offerings

“The druids – that is what they call their magicians – hold nothing more sacred than the mistletoe and a tree on which it is growing, provided it is a hard-timbered oak…. Mistletoe is rare and when found it is … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – Spotlight on the past

We walked the short distance from the car park by the beach to what appeared to be a beautifully preserved mound, right above the sea. Appearances can be deceptive though… this mound is not ancient, but a concrete dome covered … Continue reading

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Of Ash and Seed – Beached

We stopped for lunch in a surfer’s cafe in Rhosneigr very close to the sea. Once refreshed we were to go down to the beach to choose a stone for a simple but moving ritual at our final destination. Two … Continue reading

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