Awakening to a lovely bright but cold morning we decided to have a day out to celebrate an anniversary.
We planned a circular route which would take us through Lampeter, on to Newcastle Emlyn and to Cardigan stopping off at Cenarth Falls before visiting the Wildife Centre and the Castle at Cilgerran before coming home via St. Clears and Carmarthen on the A40. The furthest point was 90 minutes drive from Lletty Cottage.
First stop at Cenarth Falls to see if we could spy any jumping salmon but alas none to be seen!
The gorse was in full bloom along the banks of the River Teifi.
There were new information boards on the river bank. As can be seen on the board Welsh language is used on all signs together with English. Welsh is the first language for many people in this part of Wales.
A view looking back up towards the Falls.
Next stop off point after Cardigan was the Welsh Wild life Centre where we treated ourselves to a delicious lunch and a number of coffees!
The Centre is amazing with many footpaths surrounding it leading to places where birds, insects and all creepy crawlies can be found! Great fun! There were bluebells and cowslips growing in the banks but not one of my photos shows them to any advantage! This is the best of a poor bunch!
Exciting records on the sightings board in the Centre especially the last one: curlew, weasel and SWALLOW and HOUSE MARTIN…Spring has arrived!
Cilgerran Castle is wonderful. I climbed to the top of one of the towers and discovered a linking bridge to the other tower – I enjoyed being the ‘lady’ of the castle looking down on the ‘lord’ of the castle in the bailey! http://www.castlewales.com/cliger.html
Next stop home to discover a surprise delivery from our daughter- a beautiful bouquet of flowers!
Hooray for 46 years together!