Monday, July 23, 2012

Wales is in my blood...metaphorically at least

This past weekend Steve and I celebrated our 21st anniversary in Powys, Wales near the Brecon Beacons National Park.


We stayed at the Gliffaes Country House Hotel, which was surrounded by dense forest and had splendid views of the Usk River.


On our first day of walking, we took the Usk Valley path. Here's a shot of me as we walked along the canal tow path. (Still trying to get the hang of the automatic functions of this camera. *sigh*)

For more photos from that day (including CHICKENS, RIVERS, CUDDLING SHEEP & more!), check out my Flickr set for Friday.


On Saturday we took the Beacons Way walk, which gave us spectacular views but muddy terrain.


It was worth falling in a mud bog to see views like this!

For more photos from Saturday (including PONIES, LAMBS & CASTLES!), check out this Flickr set.

As far as I know, I don't have a drop of Welsh blood, but Wales always feels like home to me -- it's so green and gorgeously rugged, with friendly people who really know how to feed you up. I can't wait to explore more of this fine country!

ALSO, if you want to see a few photos of Thursday's climb to the top of Magdalen Tower in Oxford, during which I had a few minor panic attacks, check out this quick photo set.

And thus ends the photo spamming. How are you, my friends?

[Cross-posted at Livejournal]

8 comments:

  1. 21st anniversary? Were you 11 when you got married?! ;)
    These photos are just gorgeous, love how green and windswept it all is! What a wonderful summer you're having!~

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    1. Aw, you're sweet. I was married young, but not THAT young! Hee.

      You'd love Wales, Heather. It would totally suit your aesthetic, I just know it!

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  2. Beautiful pictures, Sonia. And Happy Anniversary!

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  3. Gosh, what spectacular views! Lovely photos, Sonia!

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    1. Thanks, Danielle! Wales is my idea of landscape eye candy, all right. :)

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  4. I wish I could have seen more of Wales. Beautiful country.

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    1. You must go back! Which part did you visit when you were over? Was it the Cardiff area or something else?

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