Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday June 6 - Travel from Porthmadog to Tenby

It was miserable and blustery today when we set out to catch to bus to Aberystwyth.  The further south we went, the more sun we saw although the wind was still very strong.

The first bus was from Bangor and took us to Aberystwyth via Dolgellau and Machynlleth. Part of the route was through a wide glacial valley.  I saw Corris for the first time.

The bus was right on time even though the driver explained to everyone that there was a diversion "I don't want anyone to think I don't know my way." We passed a field of sheep where a farmer was working two sheep dogs.

At Aberystwyth there was a four minute connection with the bus to Carmarthen which was standing just across the road.   The ride took us through Aberayon, Llanbedr and Pencadr - all new territory.  The land gradually changed from sheep to cattle farming.

At Carmarthen we encountered a stupid and very unhelpful ticket clerk at the railway station who eventually sold us the wrong ticket to get to Tenby. We had over an hour to wait  for our train and spent the time at a coffee shop and trying to find something worth looking at in the town.  Glad to leave Carmarthen.

The guest house is close to the station which has seen better days.  There are not many people in town.  The evening light across the harbour was excellent and we had a good walk down to the beach before having supper at a restaurant with views over the sea,

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