Guess where I have been?
Wales! Here I am at Aberystwth Castle...although I am not quite sure how to say it! This amazing castle must have been quite a sight in its day, but it is very decayed and in ruins now. Still great fun to explore though.
Situated right on the waters edge on the hill you can see that it must have been a great vantage point to keep an eye out for enemy raiders. Of course the closeness to the sea must have been part of the cause of the decay - pounding sea, salt, and winds all adding to the process.
I sit on the cannon and imagine the power it must have had
The weather was perfect, even though the day started out raining...hence the gumboots/Wellington boots.
I managed to do some climbing which of course I love.
A great way to explore the nooks and crannies.
Higher and higher I climb.
The sign was in both Welsh and English...pity Emrys and James weren't with me, they could have explained what it said...and even spoken some Welsh to me. The sign was very worn so it was difficult to read.
Some more climbing to get to the top.
Walking through corridors of the castle and imagining how it must have been hundreds of years ago when it was first built.
I think it must have been quite a cold place, especially in the winter when the winds were howling in off the sea.
Contemplating as I go...
The remains of one of the majestic towers behind me, with the sea behind that.
Striking a pose.
Before long we had to make our way back to the train station as we had come to Aberystwth on the train from Devils Bridge.
Before we hoped on the train at Devils Bridge
I should have bought my train drivers outfit with me! If only I'd known...
Sitting on the train....
It was quite packed and I would have liked a window view...
Getting a cuddle from 'Dad'.
Yeah, got a chance to look out the window, but not until we got to the station....fortunately on our way home I did get to sit by the window.
Approaching the station.
Getting off the train.
A picture of the engine.
Some views of the valley on our way back to Devils Bridge
It was absolutely beautiful.
A very enjoyable and fun day out...I LOVE castles AND trains!