Wales is beautiful, but I do not understand the Welsh language at all. Where are your vowels, Wales? And ‘Y’ does not count. Dryslwyn is not a word and it makes no sense. While driving around this weekend, we came across so many towns with names like Bwlch and Aberystwyth. Really, though, I never knew Welsh was so different from English and I had no idea people actually speak the language. But anyway, our trip to Wales was super fun (if only slightly confusing) and it also happened to be Valentine’s Day, so it worked out well!
We kind of made a road trip out of it and drove along the coast, stopping at a few different places to hike both along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path and within Snowdonia National Park.
We stopped near Abereiddy in South West Wales where we walked to the Blue lagoon, a flooded former slate quarry. Aside from a group of people snorkeling and cliff diving, we were pretty much alone. It was so peaceful and quiet. Perhaps if we come back we’ll look into cliff diving, because it looked awesome.
After leaving the Blue Lagoon, we were in need of something hot to drink. It was a little cold walking along the clifftops! So we got some hot chocolate at a cafe on the side of the road. Then we made our way to our next stop: Ceibwr Bay.
We walked from Ceibwr along the coast to Pwll y Wrach, (the Withes’ Cauldron) a collapsed cave connected to the sea through a series of narrow channels. Apparently you can also reach the Witches’ Cauldron by sea kayak at low tide!
Sitting on the edge of the cliffs looking out to the Irish Sea, I could not believe I was actually there, experiencing such natural beauty. I have seen so many pictures of places like these wishing I could travel to them, and now I am!
Best Valentine’s Day ever!