Liverpool to Wales - Friday,Saturday,Sunday
Liverpool! Home of Abbey Road and the Mersey river. Roy will be picking me up in a little over an hours time so I'm going to wander a short distance around the area I am sitting in now. One thing I have noticed - fewer dark skins and no hijabs or burkahs. Little differences a world apart. The other HUGE thing I have noticed everywhere I go is the lack of fly screens on windows and doors! NO FLIES! It's bloody fantastic! I've just had a very interesting coffee... That's something else I've noticed - can't get a decent latte or flat white anywhere. Oh well... LOL
The weather is amazing. All week fine and sunny with balmy breezes and cool nights. I have a tan. Considering I don't go out in the sun in Australia unless I'm slathered in sunscreen and wearing a hat - its wonderful. I'm loving being warm and yet not hot. It's bliss. My health is good. The cold has run its course and apart from being tired I'm in great shape. I'm learning to comparmentalise my experiences so I don't burn out from overload. I've given up trying to process photos - just backing them up and choosing one or two from each shoot is enough work.
The chariot has arrived and I am off to Rhyl, Wales in the company of my friend Roy and his gorgeous young lad Rueben. And as we cross the border into Wales my jaw, already sore from dropping, breaks off lol. Wales is simply exquisite. It's a paradise - well at least in the sun anyway. We go on a short tour before getting to Rhyl - up and over Snowdonia - surely the most beautiful peaks and valleys, incredible scenery, gorgeous greenery I have ever seen. It's so beautiful here. So very beautiful. It touches my heart deeply and I feel a kinship with this part of the world, although I really don't know why. I've never been here before and yet it sings to my spirit.
Its quiet here in Rhyl. I've been walking with Rueben and we've had a grand time. All day Saturday we toured the country side. I got my castle fix in so many ways. So many castles! WOW! And ice cream and fish and chips on the beach. Paddling in icy lakes. Sitting in quiet peaceful splendour and listening to birdsong. Eyes bulging and jaw dropping again as we went past the place where they mine slate. Stunned by the sheer beauty of this landscape. Overwhelmed by the happy courtesy and cheery Welsh people I have met. Loving the language - can't stop taking pictures of signs and the amazing names that flash by. Amazed by the closeness of everything.
The weather continues to be perfect. I love Wales.
Today, Sunday, I got in my first car boot sale (huge) and scored some lovely bits of old jewellery for a song. Rueben had a ball and found some bargains too. Roy couldn't find anything - such is life. We're off to the art galleries today. There's a pre-Raphaelite exhibition in Liverpool and another equally interesting Whistler exhibition in Anglesea. That will take all the rest of the day. Tomorrow is chill time. Washing, repacking, sorting and charging batteries. I haven't had access to the internet here to upload and process blog entries so will take care of that hopefully in Ireland.
Off to play in the sun and drink in more of the beauty that is Wales. Life is so hard, right now, LOL.