Following on from my post of images from key scenes of the novel Turn of the Wheel, I have produced a similar piee for By the Banks of the Rheidol. These are the actual places that inspired parts of the plot.
Firstly, this is Aberystwyth, as seen from the South. Tanybwlch beach is in the foreground. Pen Dinas raises to the right. The harbour entrance is behind the breakwater. Trefechan is to the right of this and Aberystwyth Town to the left.
One of Trefechan lime kilns, the masts of yachts can be seen in the harbour behnd. This is opposite the modern day fire station. Locals would use the embers of the fire to cook potatoes.
By Geraint Roberts
Stuck in a limbo and desperate to do something meaningful, what to do? That is where writing began for me. A creative way of expressing myself and a chance to harness my wondering imagination. I close my eyes and I'm there. Wish I'd picked 'there' as a warm sunny day on a sandy beach, with the waves gently lapping on the shore...but I have to let the story load in my mind, then watch it unfold, wherever it may be. Currently I'm on a windy bridge, or a Devon beach, or a Cornish ti mine, or a submarine, or looking towards a Hebridean port...