A drive through south west Wales

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
Trip End Oct 01, 2012

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Sunday, July 22, 2012

Must be honest, we woke up to a clear blue sky this moning with bright sunshine. We planned to go for a drive today along the coastal region of Wales. First stop St Davids ( Tyddewi ) in Welsh. St Davids ranks as Britains smallest city. It has less than 1500 inhabitants and its status is ensured by a magnificent 12th century cathedral. It also displays the remains of the Bishop's Palace, although now no longer intact it's remains are very well displayed and documented. The site is the home of Welsh Christianity. The city displays some tiny and narrow streets with very colourful housing. To walk through the remains of the palace is a treat and gives you a good overall picture of the building in its hayday. They used to spend a lot of money on all of that and probably still do. Good to see it just the same.After our visit there we walked around the city for a bit, felt a little peckish and had some lunch in one of the locals. Burger and chips without the chips. Everything is served with chips here and we are just about over them. Fish and chips ok but not much more than that. The chips are fantastic in the UK, proper chips and not a fry to be seen, only in Macca's. all the same we are having a break from chips
Walked back to Charlie after lunch, she was waiting patiently for us again and drove around the country roads. today we found some realy narrow ones and almost prayed that no cars would come towards us. Had to reverse to a wider part at one stage to let the other car pass us. We saw a sign that said Melin Tregwynt Woollen Mill so did a lefty and drove 4km into the depth of the country to see it. We thought we were on the wrong road as it looked like someones drive way but no there it was in front of us. The Mill has been owned by the same family since 1912 and is still in operation today.Most of the fabrics woven are traditional to Wales and many of the designs are unique to this mill. Inside it still displays the original leather belt and pulley system that once drove all the machines at the mill. Of course more sofisticated machinery is used today.
This part of Wales has some beautiful scenery, we are glad we spend some time here and experience just a little bit of it. Traveling further north tomorrow to the Sowdonia region for a few days. Meet you at the pub for a pint.
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Ingrid Nichols on

Thats what Snowdonia aircon is named after. Jason & Sara's business. They are from Newport

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