Saturday, August 1, 2009

Ireland/UK 2009 - Day 6 Wales

We left Southampton this morning and headed towards our 2nd country of the trip: Wales. We headed over the bridge into Wales and almost immediately started into some of the most stunning hill country ever (which we will NEVER be able to reproduce in photo/video).



We were destined for the Brecon Beacons National Park however we had a stop at Caerphily Castle just outside of Cardif on the way. This was a pretty large castle with a full moat and was pretty intact. We climbed and clambered over stuff that would have been gated/taped-off/under security in the US :)




We then had some awesome driving throughout the National Park on our way to the hotel in the town of Merthyl Y Tyfdir. We quickly realized that even though all signs on the road were written in English and welsh, we wouldn't be able to pronounce a single place name...even the English versions :) We just picked a random spot (spotted by Lauren) on the side of the road to pull over and go walking. We wound up walking through some sheep fields and said hi :)




Out of the way!


Joe Taylor said...

man, great pictures. I'm sure they don't do anything justice there! Looks like such an awesome trip, wish I was there!!!

Gary said...

I am suddenly filled with a strong desire to make sure there are at least 100 sheep waiting for you on your property when you return. Baaaaa!

Taylor Family said...

Gary, just make sure to number them 1-101 leaving out #17...

Three years later: "WHERE IS #17!!!!"