We went for a little trip along the South Wales coast today from Nash Point to Llantwit Major. When we got to Llantwit it was getting quieter but the cafe was busy because of the high tide. At high tide the beach is totally covered apart from some of the pebbles at the top.
places to visit
Castle-Upon-Alun – “BlueBell Valley”
This weekend we had a lttle trip out to “BlueBell Valley” near Castle-upon-Alun between Wick, Ewenny and St Brides. We have always called it this because of the splendid display of Bluebells at this time of year.
It’s not the sort of place that you’d find in passing – you need to go down some pretty twisty lanes from Ewenny. It’s a really interesting valley. It has a scenic approach from the Ewenny direction followed by a ford. Continuing on the road twists and turns until you pass an old limestone quarry.
British Drift Championships at Llandow
We visited the British Drift Championships at Llandow Circuit yesterday. I was surprised to see that one of the top drivers is Shane Lynch of Boyzone fame. The photo shows Shane drifting around the first bend. Nice car! It’s a Skyline R33 GTS-T. The photo was taken by Kee. Have a look at his Flickr photos, there are some other good shots of some of the other cars there.
View up the Bwlch
The Bwlch is a 1600ft mountain just north of Nantymoel north of Bridgend. It’s quite a climb up even by car but the views are well worth it. This photo show the final climb up as the road zig-zags from Nantymoel. From the top you have great views down into Treorchy in the Rhondda valley. The top of the mountain is popular with model plane soarers.
Well worth a visit by car or even by foot if you’re feeling brave!
A Tranquil Cardiff Bay
This has to be one of my favourite shots of Cardiff Bay. I took it in October 2007 at about 9 in the morning. The Bay is amazingly smooth and the reflections are great. The St David’s Hotel is in the background.
The wooden structures in the foreground are called dolphins and were used to moor ships against when the bay was a full operating port. The Bay is a great place especially when you get good weather like it was on this day.
Siani is a South Wales based blogger with quite a different perspective on South Wales. She seems to do most of her travelling around the area using public transport which definitely makes her blog stand out.
Her recent post on Kidwelly Castle and the farmhouse at St. Fagans makes me realise how lucky we are to have all of these great castles in South Wales. I’ve never been to Kidwelly Castle but it looks pretty cool. Definitely worth a visit!