I love it when bright nuggets of visual information just fall on your senses by chance. Finding out that there are ship wrecks marking the mouth of the Leri was one such occasion. The cutters were scuppered when the slate industry started waining and the railways took over.
Of course I immediately set out to find them, luckily we have very low tides this spring. Not so luckily I have been discovering just how slippery estuarine mud is and the challenge of staying on your feet. Quite afraid that if I did fall into one of the ditches en route I would sink out of sight and never be seen again Ar Lan y Leri
After my second expedition attempt last night tip toeing out to the wreck site I have decided that kayaking or swimming might be easier. I can't imagine how they are managing the dig they must be using stilts
My huge thanks to James Meek for being so enthusiastic and helpful, here are all the links he provided for those of you who might be interested.
James will also be a guest speaker at our Talking Shop event in Dol y bony on Thursday evening.