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Half Way to Bethlehem

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Who would have thought the day would come so quickly! Our last sightseeing day for this holiday.
Some of you reading this will claim we've been gone for ages but we can't believe our time is up tomorrow!
We collected the Astra we booked from Avis at 10am, although it was disguised in a Peugeot 308 body.
Immediately we set off to Brecon,via the A470 passed Mertyr Thydfyl into the Brecon Beacons National Park.
In Brecon we looked at the Royal Welsh Regiment Museum. It was mainly a history of the South Wales Borderers although it does have other sections to it as well.
We had a brief look at Brecon and after using I the public toilets we left!!!!! Gladly leaving the world's worst public toilets behind. I think I can still smell them! ooo
Heading west on the A40 following the river Usk we drove toward Senny bridge and stopped off to look at an old church at Llywel.
We went through the quaint little town of Half Way. Welooked at each other and questioned what we were half way to or from!
We reached Llandovery and took the A4609 to Llangadog passing Bethlehem and wound our way up Black Mountain to see Carreg Lwyd. What an amazing sight. The view was spectacular. On a clear day you would be most likely to see the sea from there.
We went down to Brynamman, left the National Park, headed West again passed Ammanford, Pontarddulais, Gorseinon, Gowerton, to Upper Killay where we headed west In the A4118 and B4247 to Rhossili. The B4247 is basically someone' s property. There were cattle and sheep wandering all over the sides of the road, and on it. Hence it was a slower drive through that section.
We fell out of the car into a coffee shop at Rhossili Bay....clutching at our throats for caffeine!!! Thankgoodness it was good coffee and restored us so we could enjoy Worms Head. The beach sand is perfectly clear, as is the water. There is a large span of sand where people were playing, and despite the temperature there were a couple of people who were tempted into the water. I can imagine it is a favourite photographic spot for many and all times of the day and all seasons. The hotel and cafe would be frequented no doubt, all year round.
Setting Fred in the direction of Cardiff, he directed us through Swansea waterfront, the M4 and we arrived back at the Future Inn at 6:30, having done approx 180 miles.
Bella Italia fed us for dinner, for a fee of course, for our last UK Supper, for this trip. We both splurged, as Ally would say, and Rob had Vanilla Cheesecake and I had an Icecream Sundae (vanilla of course).
We've walked back to our room now to 'blog' and sleep.
Tomorrow we will be up at 6am, Rob will drop me at Cardiff Central with the cases then return the hire car. He'll then leg it back to the station where we'll catch the 8:25am am train to Paddington, take the Heathrow Connect to the airport and check in for our 13:30 flight to Dubai. We'll disembark for 2 hrs at Dubai then reboard and head to Perth for a 17:35 arrival.
Our last blog will be from home to tell you our flights went without a hitch, no excess baggage (we hope), no delays, no lost bags, plenty of sleep..........
Thank you for travelling with us....we've had such a wonderful trip. For me it has been my dream trip coming to fruition and it would not have been half as wonderful or full of as many adventures without Rob by my side.....
Tomorrow, I look forward to an enormous hug for and from Ally and Mum and Dad , with all the other men in my life maybe offering little ones...hehe
Until Perth for the windup.....
Night night from Cardiff, Wales.
Denise and Rob

Posted by DeniseUK15 20:48 Archived in Wales

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Thank you for sharing your fabulous trip with us....and for allowing us to travel vicariously.

We hope you are enjoying all teh lovely things about being home (before all the not-so-fantastic stuff kicks in) :)

Can't wait to hear your stories and see your pictures in real life (over a very good cup of coffee, made just the way you chhose :))

Welcome Home

Kirsty and Ian

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