Rainy, Muddy Wales

Brecon Beacons

It’s raining, there is mud, and there are sheep. I must be in Wales! 😀

This morning I’m in Swansea, visting my sister who studies at the university here. I drove up last night (cross country) and have stayed in a hotel on the outskirts of the city.

I had been planning to stop for a walk in the Brecon Beacons on the way. The rain didn’t stop all day though, so my planned walk turned in to a quick dash from the car to the tea rooms, where I had a scone with cream & jam, a slice of cake, and a hot chocolate.

The tea rooms I refer to are the ones at the Brecon Beacons National Park Visitor Centre, just a few kilometres South of Brecon. After lunch I did manage to go for a quick walk about, but didn’t go too far from the road…I just wanted to be able to say that I had been for a walk.

Welsh RainI then continued my journey down to Swansea, taking the route which went via the A4059, which passes right over the top of the Brecon Beacons. The heavens just opened during this section of the journey (see the still from my dashcam on the right). There were absolutely no chances of me stopping to look at the view in that rain… Besides, it was getting dark anyway, and by the time I reached civilization again, my sat nav had switched on to night view.

From Brecon down to Swansea took just under an hour, so I was in my hotel room by 5, wondering what to do for the evening. I drove over to pick my sister up from her house near the university, and we had dinner in my hotel (she hadn’t been feeling too well during the day and needed a change of scene).

This morning, the weather is better: the Sun is shining and I can see blue sky! Not quite sure what we’re doing today yet, but it will probably involve finding a pub and having lunch.


Fred Hart

Stock Controller and Radio Presenter/Producer

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