HOME  -  DAI'S BLOG HOME

 

DAI'S WALK-AROUND-WALES BLOG - SEPTEMBER 2018

 

1 September 2018 - Caerleon

This was a road trip weekend for us with a visit to see the grandchildren and have a short walk with them in Maesteg. We let my grandson Gethin loose with the camera and he took his first group portrait.  

90.jpg (235643 bytes)

and some flowers

 

84.jpg (415587 bytes) 

Wild rose & rose hip

83.jpg (287590 bytes)

Not sure of the name of this one but it's quite common and tends to be fluffy around the top after flowering.. 

It looks a bit like red campion but eventually I've settled with Rosebay, (also known as Willowherb and Fireweed)

RHS info  -  foraging info

 

From there we headed to Caerleon to visit the Roman amphitheatre, museum and baths. Luckily for us this was the last day of opening at the Roman Museum prior to it closing for roof repairs. Good timing indeed. 

91.jpg (249675 bytes) 92.jpg (326092 bytes)   93.jpg (484726 bytes)

On the way out of Caerleon we stopped for as moment of nostalgia at the Hanbury Arms. This was the location for my only win in a marathon kayak race, this race started about 8 miles up river from here and the pub was the finish line for the race.

 

Then it was over the bridge to visit daughter number 2, Victoria in Reading, staying the night before heading back home to Wales. 

 

4 September 2018 - Sunset walk on Aberavon Beach 

82-2018-09-04-ss-01.jpg (98848 bytes) 81-2018-09-04-ss-02.jpg (103101 bytes) 80-2018-09-04-ss-03.jpg (99110 bytes) 77-2018-09-04-ss-05.jpg (151629 bytes) 78-2018-09-04-ss-04.jpg (191176 bytes) 79.jpg (133622 bytes) 

There was a strange arch effect above Swansea this evening, I didn't spot it at the time, it wasn't a problem with the camera lens because it remains constant above the city even in distance shots, I wonder if it was a rainbow that was saturated with the red of sunset? Thanks to the fishermen who were happy for me to take their photos. The guy in the middle shot (from Skewen) was fishing for sea bass but had no luck, your man on the end has caught a ray which he put back for another day.

 

5 September 2018 - Sunset walk on Aberavon Beach 

76-2018-09-05-ss-01.jpg (107609 bytes) 75-2018-09-05-ss-02.jpg (159822 bytes)

 

 

8 September 2018 - Waterfall Walk 

 

24 September 2018 - sunset walk Aberavon Beach

 

25 September 2018 - Fan Hir ridge at sunrise & Llyn y Fan Fawr swim

 

29 September 2018 - Fan Hir ridge, Fan Foel at sunrise, Llyn y Fan Fawr swim & Maen Mawr

 

 

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR AUGUST 2018 BLOG

CLICK HERE FOR OCTOBER 2018 BLOG

 

Search the website with Google

 

www.rugbyrelics.com   -   www.world-rugby-museum.com   -   www.personal-trainer-wales.com 

HOME  -  DAI'S BLOG HOME