FEBRUARY - WITH ITS UPS AND DOWNS....
February felt as if it slipped through my fingers, it had its highs as well as its lows! The lows were John being confined to bed with a fever and flu, I escaped the flu, but had a dreadful cold.
The highs.... an unexpected visit from our son Christopher. He'd driven over to see us from Switzerland. It was such a thrill to see him pull onto our drive in his cute sign written doggy transporter. Christopher & his wife Agata run Doggy Adventure Land and Dog Sitting Business near Zurich.
We had a lovely time together, lots of news to catch up with as we lingered over mealtimes, we went out sightseeing and took walks on the beach with Kenzo but there was one particular walk or more accurately a climb..... that this post is dedicated to.
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Christopher likes to climb this local landmark whenever he comes back to Wales and this visit was no exception. (the rock is the feature of my blog header picture). I would dearly have loved to join him, but with a bad cold settled on my chest, I knew I wouldn't have the stamina to do the climb.
He sets off on the zig zag paths of the lower slopes that lead up to the rockier terrane.
I choose to take the low road with Kenzo on the lead.... here we are making our way around to the western side of the rock.
Such beautiful colours on the hillside
I'm not sure who was the most interested.... Kenzo with the sheep or the sheep with us.
We've reached the west side of the rock now.... Christopher and I keep in touch by means of a two way radio.....
He's almost at the peek.... so I wait by the cattle pen to catch sight of him.
I needed binoculars to spot him and a zoom lens to take this picture.....
A few pictures that Chris took from the top.....
The views are fantastic..... This is looking out to the east towards the mountain of Cadair Idris. It is amazing to think at one time the sea came in this far and covered the valley floor.
This is an interesting one to click onto for more detail. Looking out to the west the sea is just visible on the horizon blending into the grey sky. My village can just be seen as it nestles into the hillside on the upper right of the picture.
Here am I, just visible in my blue jacket.... taking shelter from keen winds that blow......
It's time to make tracks down... this takes less time than the climb up.
I turn and walk back to where the van is parked.
We pass isolated farmsteads that are tucked comfortably into the hillside.
He's back after an invigorating adventure .
We drive over into the next valley and walk along the riverside..... the water looks an icy blue....
We are both feeling the cold now......
So a nice warm drink at the village Inn is most welcome.
And February ended on another high for me...... I celebrated a special birthday.
Blessings to everyone