Monday, 9 February 2009

Day trip to Wales

After watching the weather forecast with a little more interest than usual we made the trip up to Swansea to see our son who is at Uni there. The snow was deepest over Salisbury Plain, near Longbridge Deverill but on the other side of the Severn Bridge there was much less. Having met our son we headed off up the valleys to find a pub he knew and had a really nice Sunday lunch there, a pub called The Ancient Brition ( which my husband gamely posed with a place mat with "Ancient Brition" written on it)...I didn't put that photo on to spare his blushes!
The mist hanging over the fields was so pretty, I took this as we were moving along in the car so it's a bit blurred but you get the idea. While we were eating it snowed heavily, the pub was filling up with red-shirted Welshman , there to watch their rugby team play Scotland. It would have been fun to stay and enjoy the atmosphere but felt it prudent to go back down to the main road as we needed to return to Dorset last night.
Saw a Kestrel very close at Badbury Rings on Saturday, it showed up well on a snowy backdrop. Lots of Buzzards seen on the journey yesterday.

5 comments:

Eileen said...

Wow, I can't believe the snow that Britian has had this year! How is the driving? Can they get the roads cleared well enough or does it melt between the snowfalls. Some of ours has thankfully begun to melt as the sun is stronger now -thankfully!!

Goosey said...

Hello Eileen, It's alot of snow for the UK but nothing compared with the snow you get! Unfortunatley there has not been enough grit for the gritting lorries and so they have only been keeping the main roads open, the side roads are very bad!
It does make the countryside so beautiful though.

Bovey Belle said...

I did wave from the top of my hill Goosey, did you see me?! You didn't have the best of weather for your trip, but its improving now.

Kingsdowner said...

Ah there's lush, a trip to God's own country.
I met my wife at Swansea Uni (in a lecture on War, Plague and Society - how romantic) and have kept good friends from those days ever since.
Strangely many of the best pubs are up the valleys....

Elizabeth said...

I have been reading your blog and have been enjoying myself! :)