Driving in the United Kingdom has proven to be a challenge, to say the least. It is even more of a challenge to be the passenger. The self control to not scream as vehicles come charging at you, knowing full well if you do, the driver will only become more nervous! (Becoming MORE nervous while driving on the wrong side of the road is difficult to imagine by the way...) This morning we set off to visit a castle and see the coastline of Wales. We drove through charming villages and hillsides dotted with sheep and lambs to arrive at (an explore) Carreg Cennen Castle. CCC is a 12th century castle and the domed bread oven was as well-preserved as the privy drop (decidedly NOT where one should picnic). We stood on the limestone cliff to take family photos and watch our younger daughter, Mia, do cartwheels. After our explore, we picnicked on apples and both sharp and mild cheeses as well as the myriad of flavored crisps (potato chips) the UK has to offer. For dessert, there was local ice cream that tasted like vanilla butter. A word of advice, DO NOT order a milkshake in Wales unless you like sweet milk or chocolate milk because that is what they served our daughters. Best to stick with the vanilla, unsalted butter if you have a craving for local ice cream. The buttered Bara Brith was yummy so maybe pass on ice cream and order cake.
Now that we were well fed, back in the car to travel down one lane roads so narrow, the shrubs actually brushed the sides of the car. At one point, we crossed over the river and prayed no other cars would be on the road at the same time or backwards for three miles would be our only option. We managed to survive these crazy roads and even crazier drivers to arrive at Rhossili Beach that made all the near tragic misses and adventurous river crossing more than worth the effort. We took photos of dinner, I mean lambs and explored tide pools. We drank local ale and ate fresh fish. Back up the hill, in the wind as mama sheeps baaahed and brayed for their little lambs to come away from the cliffs and have dinner.
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