One of my favourite places, set on the road between Caernarfon and Porthmadog(A470), was once one of the largest landowners and tenants on the North Wales peninsula second only to the Faenol Estate in Bangor.
The original family of Glynllifon can trace their roots back to the mythical Cilmyn Troed Ddu, a Welsh hero who battled the cawres (or Giantess) of the Eifl mountains on the Llyn peninsula, only to slip into the black pool of the Llifon river, and gain a black foot (troed-ddu).
These photographs taken courtesy of my cousin Tegwen Morris and her husband Dafydd on an outing inspired a small set of haiku, that I had to share with you all.
beauty in silence
touched by magical nature,
returns to the earth
Man made a crossing,
transporting to other worlds,
where faeries reside
I couldn’t resist having some fun with the last one. Thanks again to Tegs and Daf for use of the wonderful photographs.