33,000 years old, Happy Birthday Pavilland man!

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Wow , on my Welsh escape yesterday I  must have fallen into a time warp . And am now adding to my bucket list the Pavilland caves . 33000 years old  and a story of climatic and geographical  changes that blow your mind . Who was this man and why were people visiting this Sacred place even to Roman times !

My own wanderings  with the Vale Ambassadors yesterday took me back to 3000 BC , which I thought was quite a feat and I greeted the morning sun at the entrance to Tinkinswood  Burial chamber in the Vale of Glamorgan .  Anghared Wynne   told  the story of Pavilland man  and then I was smitten for the rest of the day . Anghared also shared theories of how the sight would have been used through time .Fascinating stories of Ancestor worship and a  cautionary tale for ladies who may wish to dance on Sundays ! I think a great thing about these sights is that they are quiet and ideal for meditation or you can get up close and personal standing in the tomb if you dare . You do get a tremendous sense of discovery and you certainly feel that the past is just at the end of your fingertips .

My itinerary yesterday took me to  many great places,  but a key feature for me was walking in the footsteps of our ancestors in landscapes that would still be familiar to those people who came before us , foraging for herbs on the beach cliffs at Southerndown and listening to the stories about the tragic Walter Vaughn  , looking for water at Marie Flanders Well, visiting the school of the saints at Llantwit Major   or enjoying a meal with friends and celebrating a good crop of grapes at Glyndwr Vineyard.  An exceptional day   in the Vale of Glamorgan and many thousands of years of history not forgotten  .

Tinkinswood in the morning sun

Tinkinswood in the morning sun

Southerndown

Southerndown

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