from our holiday in south-west Wales.
Next time we drive up to Catrin’s parents, we’ll be going past a mountain that wasn’t there before. Here it is on Google Maps. Note that there are no pictures of Mynydd Graig Goch (note that it’s always been a mountain in Welsh), just a generic picture postcard image of Llyn Mymbyr and Snowdon. Probably because they think it’s just not exciting enough. Anyway, here’s a picture of the summit for you. UPDATE I see they’ve fixed that now.
And we saw:
As usual, we didn’t spend much time on the Marian itself.
Places like this inspired Tolkien’s Mordor:
"The gasping pools were choked with ash and crawling muds, sickly white and grey, as if the mountains had vomited the filth of their entrails upon the lands about. High mounds of crushed and powdered rock, great cones of earth fire-blasted and poison-stained, stood like an obscene graveyard in endless rows."