‘Croeso i Gymru’ (Welcome to Wales) is the welcome sign on the M4 motorway as you enter Wales from England. When I first saw the welcome sign, I was heading to Cardiff with the girls for bank holiday. It was a four-day road trip that made me fall in love with Wales. It is no wonder that I returned to Wales for a second time….this time to a small village called Pennant which is in West of Wales, situated above the sea.
The Derwen International Welsh Cob Centre also known as Derwen stud farm was one of the highlights of my trip – definitely my best place to visit. Derwen breeds and exports their horses all over the world!
Here, some of the horses are being taken back to the stables after staying all summer in the open fields.
My favourite horse…called Revelation- such a beauty! right?
Imagine yourself waking up to this view? The Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains view from the farm
Just 1 hour walk or 20 mins drive from Pennant is Aberaeron, a seaside resort town. I took a walk there and noted the unique architecture. All the houses are painted with different bright colors you can think of….I talked with a local who explained that it’s was a thing implemented by the fishermen long time ago so they could recognise their own house as they returned from the sea…actually make sense because all houses look the same.
Just between Aberaeron and Pennant is Aberarth….I took a walk there as well and the view is breathtaking.
I met this couple having lunch and hot tea near the sea…Very friendly couple and with lots of stories. They moved to Aberarth to retire…and totally understand why, Aberarth is truly a place for those who seek quality of life.
I hope to return to West Wales and see much more in the region. Just as long as I bring someone with me. Any takers? 🙂