We have had a bit of a change of pace for the past few days. On Monday and Tuesday we caught the train from Edinburgh to Swansea with an overnight break in Bristol.
Our friends met us at the station in Swansea where we spent 3 nights with them. I took the opportunity to catch up on some housekeeping jobs – washing, ironing and a couple of bits of mending. It was lovely to spend time together, prepare and share meals and simply be together.
There was still time for a couple of outings. On our first evening in Swansea we were fortunate to be able to attend a concert in the beautiful All Saint’s Church. It was part of the Mumbles Festival of Music and the Arts and featured Morriston RFC Male Choir and a soprano soloist, Ros Evans. I am totally indebted to Julia who found the concert and organised the tickets for us. It was a wonderful experience.
The view from our bedroom window and the promise of a perfect day.
The weather was fine and sunny for the whole time in Swansea so we made the most of it and took a hike in the countryside on the Gower Peninsula, not far from Swansea. We set out from the picturesque village of Rhossili and the adjacent Worm’s Head.
After an initial steep climb we were rewarded with great views back over Rhossili.
And Worm’s Head.
We then made our way across Rhossili Downs with magnificent views in all directions.
A view of Llangennith, our destination where we stopped for a well-earned rest and lunch.
The King’s Head Inn was a welcome break.
Our route back to Rhossili was along the beach. It was even warm enough paddle in the shallows.
An amazing day and one which I will cherish for a long time.