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Thursday, 16 June 2016

Wavering weather in Wales

We arrived in Aberystwyth, mid-Wales two days ago.  We're now staying for a little while with Jean's parents in the village of Bow Street, just four miles from 'Aber'. Not long ago, while we were elsewhere in Europe, Wales had glorious, blue sky weather.  In the 48 hours since our arrival, the weather has roller coastered from torrential rain to clear, sunny skies, back again to downpours followed by sun showers, followed by dark skies and blue skies again!
The above photo shows the view from our bedroom window in Bow Street during a downpour...
...and again when it's cleared up.
Coming to Wales is always a time for reunion with family and friends.  We met Eiri, a childhood friend of Jean's, in town.  We parked the car, crossed the river Ystwyth (Aberystwyth means the mouth of the river Ystwyth), and found Eiri in the 'Coffee No. 1' cafe on Terrace Road.
In the afternoon, we caught up with Jean's Uncle John at Penrhyncoch.  A keen gardener, he showed us around outside his house.  He's growing potatoes, leaks, spring onions, beetroot, green beans, and a variety of other goodies.
Part of the view from the back of John's house.

Until 20 June, we will 'chill' in Aberystwyth and not do much, except spend time with family and friends.  Then, Neil and Carolyn, our Camino companions, will join us here.  We will then go up and down Wales, visiting castles and other points of interest.

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