After a good night sleep and another excellent breakfast provided by The Ship Inn, I paid my bill, said goodbye and was on my way for a very exciting (and long) day. My family are from around St David's/Carmarthen so I know the area well and couldn't wait to re visit some familiar places.
First stop, The Sea! Abereiddi beach where I had a walk up the cliff path and also a potter on the (black from the local slate) sand. Wonderful.
I love picking up beautiful shaped stones and fossils.
There were very few people on the beach early on a Sunday morning.
Then back in the car and on to park and then walk to Pentre Ifan Burial Chamber. Amazing views out to sea from the footpath.
I stopped at Newport, where I watched the ferries come and go. I spent some time with family to say hello and visited some graves of relations to pay my respects. I then headed up towards North Wales, through spectacular scenery to my next destination
Dyfi Osprey Project! I have been following the adventures of the Dyfi Ospreys for several years; they have a brilliant set up with live camera feeds observing the nest platform and now have a terrific observatory. I have been dying to see the place for ages.
After buying my ticket, I started the short walk across the marshes to the 360 observatory
Fabulous views from the upper floor
The Osprey nest platform through the lenses in the observatory
I got to see (in real life, not via the live streaming camera!) Monty the male Osprey and his young ones Deri and Gwynant. The mother bird, had already migrated a week earlier.
Inside the Observatory there was an amazing full sized wooden model of an Osprey hanging from the ceiling - see how large they are!
Finally I had to leave ( it was closing time and they had to throw me out!) and walked back across the marshes to my car. Amazing views everywhere.
I then set off even further north, to my final destination, nearly to the very top of Wales.
I had a lovely evening - met the dogs Suki and Rosy and Charley
Sue and LH were both so welcoming and after a lovely meal and lots of wine and lots of chat (we stayed up very late!) I was shown a beautiful guest bedroom and fell fast asleep.
Another really wonderful day :)