There seems to be a tradition forming in the UK. The week before a Bank Holiday has glorious weather, as they say the sun is cracking the flags, right up until the start of the weekend when it goes completely down the drain! Well here’s a hint for a drizzly Bank Holiday, just put the BBQ in the car port. Here is a rather dark photo of some of our family and friends making the best of it.
As it happened the Sunday was much better so, after lunch, we all walked down to the Triangle, the lovely, but tiny pub in Cwmdauddwr, just a step less than 3 miles from the cottage, where we enjoyed a pint in the open air, before walking back to the Village. The Triangle overlooks the rapids that provide the waterfall of Rhayader’s name, and the Groe park.
Before heading back we had a quick visit to the wonderful community garden behind the old school building, now used as a community hall. The garden is a delight, it has been getting better year on year.
The walk is via the old railway line, created to move men and materials backward and forward from Rhayader to the dams when they were being built. Mini rant – why, when there is such a good bike and pedestrian track do all the cyclists use the road rather than staying in the safety of the track. The road is narrow and bendy and takes quite heavy traffic on holiday weekends – which is just the time that we have most cyclists, and, while I’m having a grumble would it be so difficult to put some slip-streamed, easy to use, warning of approach? OK so I’m a grumpy old man “I do not BElieve it!”. Anyway it’s a great place to be – rain or shine.