We almost didn’t go. The thought of getting up at dawn didn’t
sound very appealing at the moment and my daughter and I debated whether it
would really be worth it. We had scheduled an early morning balloon ride but
we’d had a couple of very full days on our safari and now we were tired. We had
seen so much – lions hunting, hippos bathing in the river right outside our
tents, stately giraffes sauntering across the landscape, the wildebeest
crossing – how much better could it get?
One of my favorite spots in Wales
was the town of Tenby and nearby Caldey Island. I was spending a
week driving through Wales,
and those were two stops on my itinerary.
Tenby is a lovely old seaside town with remnants of its
Medieval walls, sandy beaches (I had been told in Cardiff that Tenby had the best beaches),
colorful buildings and wonderful shopping, along with some gorgeous coastal
views. As always, I wished I had more time to spend there.
It’s misty and rainy as I write this but last year was very
dry so I’m thankful for the rain.
Rainy days and Mondays don’t always get me down – generally they
just put me in mind of other times, other places I’ve been in this kind of
weather. I often joke - when it rains for days on end - that I should move to Seattle. The weather may
be soggy there too but at least the view is better.
Clouds touching the ground
It was a wet, rainy August day as I drove through the Brecon
Beacons in Wales
with low, rolling patches of gray clouds interrupting the view.