Wednesday, October 21, 2009

More from Gelli Aer



There are a couple of different lengths of walks you can do at Gelli Aer. We decided to go for the longer one. It's a mile and a half long, and takes you around everything... The woodland trail, the deer park, and the arboretum (don't know if I spelled that right. Jaws seems to think so, but that doesn't always mean much). Anyway, here are the photos taken while along the trail...




One of the bridges across one of the small streams we had to cross...



Me stood on a bridge by a muddy pond...



The pond in question...



I think someone had a bit too much free time on their hands, because there were some creatures carved - quite well, I might add - in to some of the trees. They were very detailed. I'm only sorry that most of them were difficult to get photos of. They were very detailed though, take it from me. Here's an example...




And here's proof of how damp it gets in the woods...




At either end of the deer park, there was a gate... Just like this one.




We spent ages on a deer hunt. Did we find any deer? Ah! Well, you'll have to wait until tomorrow's post to find out about that... Perhaps it will contain photos of deer? Perhaps it will just contain near sightings? Perhaps it will contain empty pieces of trail where there was a deer, then there wasn't? You'll just have to wait and see! ;)


In the meantime, here are a couple of photos of extremely mossy trees from the arboretum...




There were some VERY big trees in the arboretum! One was so big it took me a whole five minutes to walk around it. Another grew in such an odd way it made a sort of arch you could walk under, and had other branches going off in all directions. But all the trees made it too dark in there for Dad to consider it worth my attempting photos. Which is a shame, because there were loads of different kinds of trees. Many of them with their leaves changing colour, but also several evergreens.

That's it for today. Check back tomorrow to see if we spotted any deer.

Tori

8 comments:

Celticspirit said...

Those are awesome pictures Tori! That last one is stunning....did you take all those?

AliceKay said...

It looks like a great area to explore. Those carvings in the trees are really cool. And the toadstool/mushroom thing...we had them all over our yard this year because it's been so wet. I have pics...just never posted them.

*waits to see if you saw any deer on your adventure*

Wendyburd1 said...

Gorgeous pics and what an area to walk! That carving is so cool!

Tori_z said...

Barb:
No. Dad took most of the photos.
AK:
A lot of places are ending up with mushrooms all over the place because of the damp weather.

Wendy:
Yes, it was beautiful. And those carvings were very well done.

Lynn said...

Im so jealous, I would love to be able to walk that and see everything.

Lynn said...

OH, and that carved tree looked really really neat, wow

Intense Guy said...

I love how you look in these pictures. :) So happy and content... did you explore the carved tree trunk? It looks like a an old wizard with a beard on one side and a winged monk on the other side... (at least it does to me!)

Tori_z said...

Lynn:
Don't you have somewhere like this to walk near you?


Iggy:
I love going on walks like this. I don't get to enough.

Yes, I explored the carvings. I'm not sure which one this photo is, but there were all kinds of things... Birds, faces, something I can't remember the name of (a sort of lizard type thing) and a few other things.