Friday, September 19

Back from the Beacons

During which time I stayed in a medieval castle (now a youth hostel)..

Saw (and cycled over) lots of amazing bridges, including this famous one at Monmouth and many unknown ones..

Enjoyed a few of my guiltiest pleasures...

And some more besides...

Met many of these (and sang to quite a few of them. It's a cycling/independent travel thing...)

Picked and ate a lot of these (poor to middling taste at this time of year, but you always pick another in case it's The One!)

And saw some fantastic views, many of them of water. The Wye Valley and Brecon Beacons have many fabulous rivers, canals and reservoirs, as well as lot of hills. A few hundred miles were covered on the bike, and a lot of distance was covered in mental relaxation.



Probably Jane said...

Fabulous scenery.

I would have had mushy peas on my chips.

pixlkitten said...

Are those BEANS on your FRENCH FRIES????!!!!!!

Knit Nurse said...

@probably jane: yes, I like mushy peas too, but they don't always have the requisite amount of sauce to make the soggy bit!

@pixlkitten: they sure are beans, but they are on my CHIPS. French fries are what you get if you go to MacDonalds - thin, pallid and made of reformed potato something or other. These are chip shop chips; slightly soggy in the middle, crispy on the outside, and cut from real potatoes!

And what you call chips, we call crisps! Can be confusing sometimes!

cosmo's mom said...

mmmmm... beans and chips...

I had a mushy pea fritter in Weymouth on our journey back.

I am looking forward to hearing all about your fabulous trip.