The Riverside Hotel
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... because it was 3 minutes from the hotel, so why not?
We took some father-daughter photos there just because and carried on-
To Tinkinswood Burial Chamber a pretty recent excavation of a dolmen. They found it in 1914 and it's even older than Stonehenge. The burial chamber in which they found over 920 human bones of both sexes is all that remains of the original village.
It's free to visit, if you don't mind ...
... a conversation in Welsh and speak English as well. Very unusual. The people and the countryside here are wonderful. The landscape is lovely forested mountains with stone walled cottages and villages scattered along the way, and the rugged Atlantic coast appearing at times.
... and free, national treasure. We wandered through the various old work shops until 2 when we watched a brief movie about the history of the mining operation. Then an old miner gave us a demonstration of slate cutting and rock splitting; very interesting. He gets 2 pence for every piece of slate he cuts and the company sells it for up to £8. Once again, a large part of the message was the independent spirit of the Welsh ...
... part cafe.
Then we drove to a nice grassy field with lots of park benches!
And GUESS WHAT!?
Sheep were walking around everywhere!
Now I am chilling at our B&B about to have Itallian for dinner.
See ya all!
Super awesome Explorer gal!;D
... Wales as limited as it is.
This evening we went to a great local pub called the Castle where there is much flavor in the pub and is full of people inside & out talking, eating and just generally having a good time and it's great to smell the salty ocean breeze again as I didn't know how much I missed that, till tomorrow then, and hopefully pictures to accommodate these blogs.