Tuesday, 19 March 2013
The Bells of Aberdovey
Os wyt ti'n fy ngharu i Fel rwyf fi'n dy garu di, Mal un, dau,tri,pedwar,pump chwech, Meddai clychau Aberdyfi, (If thou truly dost love me As I truly do love thee, One, two,three,four,five,six, Say the bells of Aberdyfi) Last week we took a break up to the Welsh Coast, it is close for us you see and within 1 and a half hours we can be there. I had booked a cottage called Driftwood with Wales Cottages I emptied the fridge into the cool box - threw a few tins in ,dogs beds and blankets piled up in the back of the car - tea ,coffee any fresh fruit and veg in the larder - plenty of warm clothes and of course the walking boots. Driftwood Cottage was just around the corner from the Penhelig Hotel - and the Penhelig has a dog friendly bar as do the Britannia and the Dovey Arms- nice to chat of an evening to local people and fellow visitors - exchange notes and views and hear about local news - plan walks and places to visit. On a sad note - so many polive vans and special units were parked up - we asked why and were told that they were part of the search for little April Jones who was taken a few months back. On the Sunday we went to St Peters Church - it was a lovely service for Mothers Day later that morning we had booked for Sunday lunch at the Penhelig - mine being a veggie dish and I had my first taste of seaweed - delicious!- afterwards we walked along the sand dunes - so cold and wild but miles of sands - the dogs loved it. Aberdovey is very picturesque so much time during the week was spent pootling around (if there is such a word) We did however do two four mile walks - Dolgoch Falls and the hills above Aberdovey - oh it was so cold - see by the icycles in the pics !! - we intend to return later in the season to get pics of the steam train crossing the viaduct - when the Tallylyn railway opens for the summer session. - well maybe -we shall see. The one evening we popped over to Aberystwyth to see the starling roost - the birds swoop in time and time again and under the pier - I have tried to show the magnitude of the occasion but my camera could not cope ( time for a change perhaps !! I have seen this nice little Canon EOS 600D - well who knows - maybe one day. Apparently as many as 650.000 starlings come into roost at certain times of the year - there were enthusiasts with cameras set up and on automatic while they hid away out of the cold - my fingers were so numb I had difficulty pressing the buttons. Later we went onto the pier and had a Latte coffee to warm up as we walked in we could hear the birds below. So that was my world last week a breath of fresh air. Linking today to Our World Tuesday - Why not join me ? .