hello girls n boyz
i wanted to post a note yesterday too, but i was too tired. but today!
anyway, yesterday i visited the becon national park. i followed the instructions of the Guardian's special edition: Britain's 50 best walks. shouldn't have... my trip started with a 2-mile walk along the high way, coz da whole trip was designed for people with cars. so in the beginning i was a bit pissed off, but then it become really beautiful. it is called a national park for a reason... sometimes i had the feeling that i was in a rain forrest, plants, trees everywhere. then great views too (lots of up hill walks). and the biggest attraction of the day was the waterfall. quite big, but the cool thing is that u can walk behind. no comment
after an exhausting day yesterday, i wanted some easy fun. i decided to discover the coastal part of south-wales, especially the Glamorgen Valley. I've been to Barry Island, Llantwit Major and Swansea. Barry Island is close to Cardiff, lots of entertainment (carousels, gambling, stupid games). fortunately it was quite dead today, it wasn't noise at all, so i could enjoy the views.
Llantwit Major is simply beautiful. small, pretty town nothing special. but the coast!! there is a so-called heritage coastal walk, which referes to its special status (kind of national park). u can walk along the coast, but on the top of the cliffs! it's useless to write about it, u have to see the pics (soon)
i ended up on the beach, there was a cafe, a quite dodgy-looking one. but the saying is true: u can always find the best food in the worst-looking places. i had a beef stew. (nothing in common with porkolt - gulash)
i was walking on beach barefoot. it was quite windy, but i enjoyed it. (like a child)
the biggest experience today: i noticed that there was a castle far away, and i decided to have a look a bit closer. so i walk walk the rocky coast to this castle, right under the cliffs. in the middle of the walk i realised that i have to to speed up, otherwise the tide would have caught me. well, i managed to reach the castle. from there, i hitched a hike. second time in wales (i had never done that before) it's so easy here. people are absolutely helpful, the first guy who gave me a lift even gave me his number and address, telling me that i can have accommodation there whenever. welcome to wales...
well, swansea is a big city, nothing special. i was curious, coz if not greenwich, i would have spent this year there. so the city is not particularly nice, rather ugly... :) ok-ok, the beach is pretty. but come on, who wants to swim in the dirty water?? anyway, i tok some interesting photos.
tomorrow Bath Spa, i'll sleep in Exeter. then St Ives and Penzance.
besos amigos y amigas