Wales was lovely as ever. The weather was great the first two days and got a little cool with a northwesterly wind on Wednesday. I spent a lot of time dashing into the Irish Sea after DS, playing for awhile, getting cozy warm again back on the beach and dashing back into the sea after DS. Both of my children did/do this--just head for the horizon and keep going literally until their heads are underwater? They get their fearless adventure spirit from DH's side of the family :)
We saw lots of sheep, slate and black hills. I caught many tiny fish in the big rockpools on the beach. Imagine being a recently hatched sculpin and hanging out in the pool, only to be dug out of crevices twenty times a day by curious kids (and me). A good spot to look at habituation of stress responses in fish :)
This was my first beach so I guess those were the rockpools that put me on my way to my Marine Biology degree. It was nice to revisit them after a long absence.
Can you see how they build walls? Slabs of slate that are slick and slippery when wet. That's what they make roof tiles out of too--very expensive, but last for years and years.
And the Welsh language is alive and well and completely unpronouncable. Don't even try it without years of tuition from an expert :)
Will try and visit you soon!!! Missing you. Missing DH!!