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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Our last day in Wales

Dear Family and Friends,

Our last day in Wales looked pretty much like this picture.  It was rainy, windy and sometimes even foggy.  We went on our third tour with  I keep adding a link because they are the top day tour company out of Cardiff and they do an excellent job.

I am adding this photo because we saw more than one butcher shop that provided fresh game.  Also, it appears that rabbits and hares are not the same according to their sign.

Yes, it is an Amazon warehouse off the freeway.  We never saw one Walmart.

Our tour took us south of Cardiff to Swansea.  Swansea is on the coast of Wales and is the second largest city in Wales.

In Swansea, we went to the National Waterfront Museum.  Great rainy day activity.

Below is a very early bicycle built for two.

This car was designed and built by Rolls Royce.  Maybe the first one.

In the gift shop I eyed this chocolate bar.  It says NOMNOM Proper Welsh Chocolate.  Well I know they are right because the chocolate is from Ecuador.  To me, the best chocolate is Ecuador chocolate.

As I pointed out in an earlier post, you still find memorabilia from WWII in the gift shops.

This is a reproduction of a poster encouraging people to knit clothing for the Royal Air Force.  I really took this picture to share with my friend, Karen Kimbler, but I decided to share it with you as well.

Reminds me of the Uncle Sam poster the USA used during WWII.

After our stop at the museum, we drove to Gower Peninsula.  We stopped at Langland Bay and Caswell Bay.

Despite the rain, wind and cool weather there were people out surfing.  Of course they were wearing wet suits.  

Here is Chuck reading about the Caswell Bay area.

Nice views in spite of the weather.

We then went to Rhossili Bay.  Rhossili Bay is known for a dramatic stone causeway that looks like a huge whale to me.  It is called Worms Head.

If you look at the picture below you can see the whale shape.

Lucky for me, as we were at the bistro in the Wormshead Hotel, it started raining again.  This made perfect conditions for photographing these folks out on the bluff. 

We really enjoyed our tour in spite of the weather.

Our whole British Isles vacation was awesome.  

We are staying home in Ecuador through the Christmas holidays.  In January we head to Tucson to visit family.

It looks like I will need to add a photo or two of Ecuador between now and then.



  1. Well, that was another wonderful holiday. Thanks for sharing. Greetings from very rainy Vancouver, BC.

    1. Thank you Peter for all your comments and sticking with us as we did this journey. It was raining this morning in Cuenca, but the sun has come out and we are going to a barbecue. Next time we are in Vancouver, we would love to meet you and Shelagh.


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