The summertime has been extremely busy and before we know it Autumn is upon us. Many of the tourists had traveled home and we enjoyed a peaceful wise woman walk with an interesting group who were visiting from America. One of them, Eric had joined us on one of our walks five years ago and it was wonderful to see him again.
Our first visit was to Men an Tol. Rain was not forecast today, but when we arrived at the site, we were bathed in a short cleansing shower.
Each person is unique in their beliefs, their interpretation of the sites and the reasons they attend our walks. It fascinates me to observe and listen to their reactions, especially if they have not visited these places before.
We also took them to Men Scryfa a nearby standing stone in a field opposite the Men an Tol. Cassandra discussed the carvings on the stone and the group gave their impressions of what they could represent.
Carn Galva could also be seen from where we were and even at a distance its magnificent presence could be felt.
We also visited Madron Well and Baptistry. The hedgerows and trees were vibrant and full of life and our group enjoyed the abundance of blackthorn that surrounded them.
Cassandra spoke about the ‘clouties’ hanging from the trees, why they are put there and that this is acceptable providing the materials are biodegradable.
Madron Baptistry activates the imagination with its ancient energy. Unfortunately there was no water in the baptistry well on this occasion which can happen if the flow is obstructed or when there has been limited rainfall.
The sun appeared from behind the clouds and shone down on us as we sat in the baptistry.
It was an enjoyable afternoon with a wonderful group of people. I’m sure our paths will meet again.