Good Monday everyone! Hope you had a good weekend. We were eating on a food trucks market & planning the movies we will be watching on the upcoming new edition of Sitges film festival (see our Sitges 2013 video), but well these will be another day story. Today we will start sharing all the chapters of our South Wales adventures; fasten belts because we are flying to the land ruled by the red dragon!
On the first day in Wales we visited Carreg Cennen, one of the oldest castles (dates 12th century & they found even prehistoric remains) and maybe the most striking sight of our trip. Although we are planning on making a wrap up post showing all the castles we visited together we just had to give this one its own post for the special meaning it has in our trip. Carreg Cennen is totally guilty of my early attachment to the Welsh landscapes.
Since it was our first contact with what the Welsh countryside was about to offer we are head over heels with this little castle. Carreg Cennen is on top of a medium hill, so when you leave the parking lot you are headed towards the mountain: everything was so green! We are not used at all to this type of green-green here which is more like dark blueish green. We were almost all by ourselves (a couple playing with a dog is all human we found) but just closely examined by the sheep.
As a fun note, Anna in the middle of our love professing to the place said: “This is like being in the Highlander’s movie”. Of course in that “this is too good” moment I immediately agreed with her only – confession time – slightly remembering the movie. Now I have searched some stills to refresh my memory and although it is located in Scotland, Anna was true, the feeling of the landscapes is there.
Have you been to Wales before or to a similar scenery (maybe Scotland)? Hope you liked Carreg Cennen & its cute furry inhabitants! Keep tuned to the South Wales series, because in the next chapter we are going to our most beloved Pembrokeshire coast hike.
** This post is part of our South Wales series **