Barb (far right) the self-appointed, tour guide of Llansaint, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Along with friendly people in the pub, we ran into friendly people on the streets of the little town, particularly a lovely lady named Barb, who felt it her duty to give myself and 3 of my fellow pilgrims a tour of her beautiful little town. She pulled us along at a trot, saying “come on girls, it’s just up here, you have to see this view.
The next day; after a good sleep, we began our exploring officially with Ros “the Red Witch of Wales”, as our tour guide. I had the pleasure of knowing Ros from my Druid Pilgrimage in 2011, and was so glad to be spending time with her again. She was a deep well of knowledge, with the personality of a grown up Pippy Longstockings; which makes it easy to see how I would love her. We traveled to castles, caves under castles and sources of rivers. It was magical, stunningly beautiful and the 3 days we spent there were truly outside of time, or better yet in slow time. I believe this ‘slow-time’ is due to the fact that so much powerful magic was worked in Wales by the Druids of old. Magic to keep their lands safe from invaders, and magic to honor the Earth itself.
Well my time is running short, as I am off for another day of adventure (I am in Cornwall for the next 3 days). So I will leave you with some pictures and bits. I will try to come back to some of the tales, when I have more time. The Bleeding Yews and Dolmen certainly deserve more time. I hope you enjoy the read Folks.
LLansaint, Carmarthenshire, Wales
Ros, the Red Witch of Wales