Coming Down the Wye

Coming Down the Wye CHAPTER ONE is the kind of mountain I like It is neither too high nor too steep and there are few precipices In fact you can t break your neck without an effort It is a friendly hill Once upon a tim

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  • Title: Coming Down the Wye
  • Author: Robert Gibbings
  • ISBN: 9781443729390
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover
  • CHAPTER ONE is the kind of mountain I like It is neither too high nor too steep, and there are few precipices In fact, you can t break your neck without an effort It is a friendly hill Once upon a time I travelled to the Pyrenees with K J Moeran, in the side car of his motor bike He had recently composed his symphonic impression, In the Mountain Country, and no doubCHAPTER ONE is the kind of mountain I like It is neither too high nor too steep, and there are few precipices In fact, you can t break your neck without an effort It is a friendly hill Once upon a time I travelled to the Pyrenees with K J Moeran, in the side car of his motor bike He had recently composed his symphonic impression, In the Mountain Country, and no doubt crystallizations of this work were appearing constantly before his eyes My thoughts, however, were of a mathematical nature, While his vision was carrying him in harmonies from peak to peak, from waterfall to waterfall, and from sunlit mist to vaporous shadow, my whole interest was centred in determining how long it would take a falling body to reach the bottom of a threer thousand foot abyss, accelerating at the standard rate of thirty two feet per second per second, in accordance with Sir Isaac Newton s law of gravitation Moeran was driving the machine, and I was in the side car, and invariably the side car seemed to be on the outer side of the road There are few pro tecting wails on those high mountain passes You just get a clear, uninterrupted view to the very bottom There is nothing like that about Plynlimon It is a place where you can enjoy all the pleasures of height without anticipating any of the inconveniences of sudden descent Of course there are cliffs, but they are not formidable ones, and he must have a poor head who cannot look down on the dark green waters of the Rheidol Lake and watch the buzzards soaring to and from the overhanging rocks Only two downward beats of the wings and the great birds sail out into space, wheeling higher and higher in ever widening circles Then, uttering their querulous mewing cry, they half close their wings and glide again to their stony perch It was mid winter when I first tried to reach the source of the Wye, on Plynlimon In the morning, when I left Llangurig, the sun had risen in a clear sky, and was throwing its radiance over the snow covered hills To the west the sky was green as olives and the ice fringed river, reflecting that colour, showed all the lights of an aquamarine Higher in the hills the water in the tributaries flowed through crystal gorges It was as if some giant crucibles of molten glass had been spilled along either bank In sheltered pools, where the water was deep and calm, delicate fern like plates of ice stretched out to meet each other over mid stream, but on windier stretches the frozen surface was rippled and polished, and dark as the water flowing beneath Where there had been a waterfall there were now caverns of ice, festooned with stalactites, the rock faces on either side shining like chandeliers with frozen spray Although there wasn t a cloud to be seen small snow flakes began to fall, each one dazzling bright in the sunlight, and the higher I climbed the larger these flakes became But they soon lost their brilliance By midday the horizons were blotted out, and the tussocks of grass at my feet were crested with fresh snow The ice flecked stream had become the colour of pewter The snow fell thicker and thicker, and a cold wind swept down the valley Soon I became enveloped in this mild blizzard My only guide was the Wye itself, beside me, now no wider than an old COMING DOWN THE WYE 5 man s jump Then I found a dead

    One thought on “Coming Down the Wye”

    1. more higgledy piggledy than his Thames books; some nice moments, but my attention wandered more than once. I wish I hadn't given away my copy of John Moore's 'Tramping Through Wales' - his exuberant experience in Builth would have been fun to compare with, as they both seem to end up drinking with exuberant local characters on their travels.

    2. Lovely book - if you're lucky enough to find a copy! Well written journal-like anecdotes and recollections give a beautiful insight into this glorious valley's not so distant pre-war past. The author's engravings add to the book's beauty.

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