Great Britain consists of four separate yet united countries: England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.  This week, for the first time, I crossed a fog-shrouded bridge into Wales.  It is lovely and does seem somewhat “foreign”. Everything is written in English, and also in Welsh.


A strange “Totem” at the visitors center in Brecon Beacons. Photo by me

There are lots of “L”s and “W”s and “F”s in the Welsh language, unfamiliar and unpronounceable to the American tongue. We stopped in the town of Merthyr Tydfil for lunch, right after we had driven through LLwyn-0n.

Merthyr Tydefil Wales. Photo by me

Merthyr Tydefil Wales. Photo by me

It was a strange land, but the countryside was stark and beautiful. We started in the southern midlands, beautiful valleys and farmland, before we head for the western coast.

Wales in the Beacons.l Photo by me

Wales and the Beacons. Photo by me


Driving through the valleys of the Breacons. Photo by me.


A stop at the Visitors Center for the Breacons. Photo by me.

And the natives are very friendly.



You have to love a country that has acres and acres of these friendly little residents walking around.