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Thursday, 29 August 2013
Wooden Boulder back on the Dwyryd
It’s back on
display in the Afon Dwyryd, on the bend with an island, opposite Bryn Mawr. At
least I’m assuming it’s the real McCoy and not a replica knocked up in someone’s
started in 1978 with the base of a large oak tree being carved into the shape
of a boulder, somewhere on the banks of the stream that flows down through Coed
y Bleiddiau. It was washed by floods or pushed downstream until in 1994 it was
stuck by the bridge at Bronturnor where it got a helping hand from the Council.
For years it moved up and down the estuary until disappearing from sight about
10 years ago. Had it gone out into the ocean? Or was it stuck in the sand?
been reports of it being seen since 2009 but this is the first time I have ever
seen it. The river is a dynamic place; where will it be after the next downpour
in the mountains? There is more background on this work of art on the Kew Gardens website.