Much better day weather wise. One or two heavy showers but warmer and a few glimpses of the sun from time to time. Got up early so that I could walk dogs on the Begwns. Still hearing cuckoo daily which is unusual this late in June. I saw two red kite- one above our farm first thing, one circling above us as we walked. We also saw the Welsh pony foals playing on the Begwns and someone exercising their trotting horse. It was a beautiful start to the day.
As we left Errwood on the bikes, the rain began once more and we also had a few silly niggles with the bikes- the new mud guards were catching on the tyres and my pedals were making a horrid grating noise. as we climbed towards Builth, the weather became much warmer and we could almost pretend it was summer! There was very little traffic as we climbed up towards Llangammarch Wells, the wild flowers once again overwhelmed us with their colour and variety and we wondered why so few people visit this area- the views were glorious.
I’d been bragging to Steve about my 30 year old cycling shoes when I suddenly realised they were about to fall apart! They disintegrated completely as we arrived at Llanwrtyd Wells and I had to throw them away when we got home. Highlights of today…the greenness of Wales, the rushing of the River Wye, the stunning flowers and the variety of bird life. Oh, and the fact that we didn’t get soaking wet. Thanks to Loo and Stewart for holding the fort at home, to Sara for picking us up and also for the best supper I’ve ever had! What would we do without friends?