Monday, 27 August 2012

The Woollies in Wales!

We headed back up country, via Cardigan Bay to meet up with our oldest lad and family who were there on holiday from Bishop Auckland, Co.Durham.
Our pitch was a small farm, working Jacob sheep. They had originally come from Nantwich so we had Cheshire in common. We parked up on their yard so were on solid concrete – helpful given the rain they'd had.

Eldest grandson in action
Eldest granddaughter with grandmother in conference
Eldest son enjoying his holiday?

The next day we visited the National Welsh Woollen Museum at Dre-fach Felindre, near Newcastle Emlyn, near Cardigan.
It was an excellent visit (free courtesy of the Welsh Assembly), interesting for adults and children alike.

Following the road down the Teifi Valley, we came to the Cenarth Falls – an area for trout and salmon fishing, although a local said that the high summer river levels had led to poor fishing.

Interesting bridge, with circular openings to reduce the weight to the footings whilst maintaining strength and to let the flood water through; this whole car park gets flooded in winter. Built in 1787.

We set back to Cheshire on Saturday 25th Aug and called in at the National Trust Property Llanerchaeron – the home for ten generations of Welsh gentry. Built by John Nash (he of the later Buckingham Palace), it was a great place to visit and we stopped longer than we expected for 4 hours.
We arrived back at the Overwater Marina (our Cheshire base) early evening – 10 weeks touring the West Country – a great 2012 summer holiday.

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