Yesterday, Jean and I spent a little time in town on foot. It's the tradition in Aberystwyth to complete a walk along the 'Prom', which runs along the seafront, by 'kicking the bar', which is found at the Prom's northern end, in the shadow of Constitution Hill. But instead of ending our walk here, we began it at 'the bar', and walked along the Prom from there.
Constitution Hill, like everything else yesterday, did indeed cast a shadow. It was a glorious day here for most of it. On so many of my previous visits, rain and overcast days have prevailed, banishing shadows from the landscape. But the sun shone brilliantly, assigning shadows to all objects, large and small.
When our walk began, the day was still cool and dull, and not many people were about. We followed the Prom towards the main part of town, inspecting the newly built Bandstand (after the sea destroyed the old one). In the Bandstand, we learned that Aberystwyth University's Old College was soon holding a 'Planetarium Experience'. So, we chose to take a look.
After the planetarium experience, we amused ourselves in the Amusements pier, playing on the 2p machines. We spent about 2 pounds, but got most of it back.
After some time in the Amusements, we continued walking along the Prom towards the marina. Here, Jean wanted to investigate the new Piscoti shop, where you can order a seafood meal and/or coffees, and sit and enjoy the fresh, Atlantic air, between the sea and the marina. After checking this out, we passed through the ruin of Aberystwyth Castle, and made our way into Great Darkgate Street.