My last post ended with me going off to enjoy my birthday. Goodness, that was nearly a month ago! I have catching up to do again...... Well, back to my 'special day' we had a lovely scenic drive and enjoyed lunch at a quaint hotel..... Here are some pictures I took.
Despite the dead bracken on the high banks and leafless tress, there is a special beauty about these country lanes on a dull February day that I love.
Old dry stone walls and gates hold a fascination for me.... what lies on the other side? I had to stop and take a look.....
The view opens up to reveal a great expanse of water..... This is one of the many spectacular lakes to be found in this part of Wales, nearly all of glacial origin . Many thousands of years ago moving ice carved out the mountainous landscape in this region leaving us with such beauty today.
This lake, sheltered by this wonderful range of mountains, is well known for its sizeable trout and the area is rich with wild life too.
A bridge for walkers and a ford for vehicles. Children always find it fun to drive through the ford and its a great place for paddling on hot summer days too.
We find a nice hotel for lunch, overlooking the estuary, you can just make out the little wooden toll house where the toll fee is paid.
A place of beauty that holds a dark tragedy.... the sand bar around the bridge is a treacherous place with an incoming tide and was the scene of a pleasure boat disaster in the '60s in which many folk were drowned.