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The Vale of Rheidol steam loco Prince of Wales resting after its long haul up from Aberystwyth to Devil’s Bridge

I have already written about Devil’s Bridge in Ceredigion, but this is the reason we went there, to catch the tourist train down to Aberystwyth.

The so-called (more…)

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Three bridges built on top of each other at Devil’s Bridge, Ceredigion…

One of the highlights of my trip to Ceredigion a few weeks ago was an hour or two spent at Devil’s Bridge, high up the valley from Aberystwyth in the middle of Wales’s west coast.

We went there to take the Vale of Rheidol steam railway back down the valley – but (more…)

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You get up close and personal with buildings on an open-top bus…

On a day trip to Bournemouth a few weeks ago, we decided to take a tour on the red Citysightseeing open-top bus. We usually do this when visiting a new place, to get ourselves orientated, but on this occasion we had already been to Bournemouth several times in the past.

The tour gave us a new perspective and I was able to snap what I think are some great (more…)

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Mystery plant on the gravel, June 2012…

One plant has haunted me all summer. I had never seen it before, or at least never noticed it, but now it was springing up everywhere.

I first saw it on the gravel bed in the “civilised” part of my wooded garden and I thought (more…)

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Gravestones at the Church of the Holy Cross, Mwnt, Ceredigion

Although I haven’t yet finished showing you all my pictures from Dorset this summer, we also visited West Wales, so I thought I’d start sharing those memories, too.

First up is Mwnt, a little place on the coast of south Ceredigion, four miles or so from the county town of Cardigan and not far from the Pembrokeshire border.

It is most famous for (more…)

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