The day dawn is breaking and I don't need to go out hiking in the cold again. So I'll try to catch up a little.
Two days ago, the first day of Spring, started out so beautiful! I walked up to the "main" road to scout out the snow. I wasn't going to get out any time early. I waited until 11 a.m. and all was sufficiently melted.
But the views!
|The Usk Valley curves from the left to the right.|
The far valley is the Rhiangoll or Cwmdu and I think the peak in the distance, right, is Twmpa above Blaendigeddi Fawr.
|The Bunkhouse farm is down in the trees|
And I crossed the Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal where there is a canal boat harbor!
|The Brecon and Monmouthshire Canal between Crickhowell and Gilwern|
I drove down to Llanfoist and found that the daffodils I planted had survived the blizzard just fine.
The yellow flowers are bursting out all over Wales at present. Up here on the mountain, they are just starting. As I go lower in the Valleys, they are ever more present. And down by Cardiff, they are everywhere.
Oh, did I mention Cardiff? I wasn't planning on that direction until today (I should have lots of pics of daffs.) At Llanfoist, I wanted to go up to Garnddyrys on the side of the Blorenge. But the road between Llanfoist and Govilon was closed due to contstruction on the powerlines. I headed around the other side of the mountain to see Pontypool and Abersychan. Stopping for lunch at a chip shop in Goytre (a name that will live in infamy), I went into the free car park. It has a loo and everything. It also had the weirdest posts to narrow down the traffice to less than one lane for some odd reason. Well, turning in, I hung up my rear, left "tyre" on the post. It was only a minor scrape to the car, so I didn't worry to much.
|Pontypool from the Tesco upper deck.|
All in all, I would like to offer this up to Tesco and its loo: