Friday, August 26, 2005

Dial MPH

Renault installed (£69) the new instrument panel (£25) so I now have dual dial to satisfy the car-testers next week. And now I'm - as promised - buggering off to Wales for 4 days, staying on the edge of the Brecon Beacons near booktown Hay-on-Wye. I'm taking a slightly scenic route down through Llanymynech, which is where my twice great grandmother (daughter of Samuel Jones) lived in the 1860s and got married in 1869.

Left for Wales around midday, with roads already filling with Bank Holiday traffic. Stopped briefly in Llanymynech, south of Oswestry and Llangollen.

We got into Talgarth, in the Wye Valley, on the northern perimeter of the Becon Breacons National Park, just before 5pm. Talgarth is 8 miles from the booktown Hay-on-Wye, where I had met this weekend's host, Ross, two months earlier. Yesterday, he'd given me extensive instructions to find his "ranch" on a mountain road out of town. While there were a few turns involved, it was only 10 minutes until we rolled into the farmhouse's courtyard.

We were greeted by Ross, Judy the dog, and the neighbour's dog Sirrah (who was staying over) . Unpacked in our cabin across the courtyard from the main house.

PS 3000 page views on this blog [on MSN spaces]! A new milestone.

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