We were looking for sunshine, foxgloves, ox eye daisies and such like today to get away from the rain that had been forecasted for our area so a day away was needed! We headed for the coast where the sun was said to be bright and shining!
Before we left I checked the six Canada goslings on the Pond Field . They were all stretching and flapping their wings preparing for their first flights which look to be very soon.
Our first stop was Newcastle Emlyn for a walk around the town, the castle and the river.
A great entrance to the castle with a Welsh dragon growling down on all the visitors.
‘The castle was probably founded by Maredudd ap Rhys around 1240, and if this is so, it is one of the few castles in Dyfed built by the Welsh in stone’
The river Teifi flows around the castle and through the town. A collie dog was enjoying a lively swim through the cascading water. Just glad it didn’t come out near us and shake itself dry!
After a coffee and delicious cake in the Pachamama Bistro & Coffee Shop we set off for our next stopping place.
Castell Henllys is an ancient site (600BC to the 1st century AD) , an Iron Age Village , just north of the Preseli Mountains in Pembrokeshire. The native Celts lived in hill forts such as Castell Henllys and the village has been reconstructed to show how the Celts used to live. It was fascinating and a hugely enjoyable visit. http://www.pembrokeshirecoast.org.uk/default.asp?PID=261
We enjoyed listening in to some of the talks being given by ‘Celts’ to groups of children about life in the Iron Age…we learnt a lot!!
There were banks of wild flowers surrounding the village and the sound of bees buzzing and birds singing filled the air.
Fishguard- love it to pieces! We walked along the quay passed those cottages to the Quay Coffee shop and sat enjoying the view of the boats whilst we had yet another delicious cake and coffee!
Art installations on the quay.
A walk along the beach finding new shells and stones for my collection ended our sunny, lovely day out.
We returned home just in time to be soaked by a thunderstorm!