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... I would have been compatible. Anyway, we drove back through Upton-upon-Severn and Bishops Cleve and into the lovely Cotswolds on a bright sunny day. Manual steering and partly mechanical brakes kept me on my toes at first but the wooden frame was wonderfully flexible and I was able to throw the car around nicely. Our car had a MX-5 gearbox and a Ford 2lt motor and performed very well. The tight twisting roads through the Cotswolds were ...
... Dragons country. Other famous old Rugby clubs Pontypridd, Bridgend and Neath combined to become the professional Gwent Dragons; and Cardiff absorbed Newport to remain as Cardiff Rugby.
Taking about 15 minutes to drive through Swansea. It's quite a large city, but we come across quaint cottages and rolling hills, even though we're on a motorway, as we leave the city still heading east. Got off the motorway and heading up into the Welsh valleys and little mining ...
... past, following their limited instructions.
I'd chosen one which skirted the Valley Dore.
But about a third of the way through, with poor little Pip in tow, who we were told is very lazy and only needed short walks, we found ourselves completely lost.
Our phones didn't work to check the GPS and the compass was back in the car.
Down narrow lanes with huge hedges, up one field and down another, only to find barbed wiire barriers, ...
... is a map of the world, painted in the 13th century and shows how scholars, 700 years ago, interpreted how the world looked.
We were fortunate to see both of these documents and were provided with information about them by very helpful guides located throughout the Cathedral. Other highlights of this beautiful Cathedral, which dates back to 1079, was the Chain Library which houses 225 medieval manuscripts with the oldest one dating back to the 8th century ...
... Millenium Stadium to tick it off Dave's bucket list (although now Dave wants to add actually seeing a game there to his bucket list) and walked abit more around town before heading back to the car. I imagine it is entirely different on a nice, non-raining day.
That night we stayed in a camping ground in St Clares which was very secluded and only had a few people staying in. We were befriended by a local Welsh couple (who spoke Welsh) and another family from ...
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