Childhood beaches revisited.
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Leaving Llangollen we go to nearby Harlech Castle but we are way too early for opening time so we view it from outside. Castell Cilgerran is then next one on our trip through Wales and we find a parking place in the village's narrow street. As we are walking to it I find a baby bird sitting on the pavement and put it up on a high wall to keep it out of direct line of cat's dinner. King Edward II seems to have had a hand in building most of these castles we are beginning to learn. This one had three towers originally but one has fallen apart.
I have an early lunch at Aberystwyth when I can't go past a butcher's shop where they have a joint of cooked hot, roast pork in the window which I get served in a bread roll with stuffing, apple sauce and crackling! Mmm mmmm.
As we are headed to St David's we spot from the road a round timber house with a thatched roof away on a hill and our curiosity makes us turn around to investigate. It is a reconstruction of a castle called Castel Henllys. The project shows a wattle and daub building under construction so that one can understand how the buildings were made. School parties are encouraged to add their efforts to the construction. As we begin the trek up the hill to the village a group of woad painted primary school run yelling war cries into the learning room, encouraged by a couple of presenters and their teachers.
Stopping at St David's Catherdral an Aussie couple give us their day parking ticket as they are leaving. After we have looked at the cathedral the person parked next to our van on seeing the Australian flag on ours apologises for the weather and wishes us a great stay in their country! It has rained on and off all day and we are now looking for a camping site. Drive into the sea front of pretty Solva and on to Newgale beach near Haverfordwest. Drive along this long sandy beach backed up by a pebble bank.