13th August 2020

  • Feeling: Tired and a bit down
  • Listening to: Nothing today
  • Watching: Fort Salem

Feeling a bit down this evening, and tired. We had a quiet day today and didn’t try to do too much as I think we were all quite tired after yesterday. I got up a bit later (9am) and we went to the Craig y Nos country park which is just a ten minute drive away.

The park isn’t that big, and the paths through the park are all very easy walking, but it was wild enough to make it feel like you were exploring. We did a lot of wild life spotting, making use of some nets that Mum had brought for B and F to do some pond dipping, and F using Dad’s old binoculars to bird spot.

It was very pleasant to wander around without any hurry or need to get anywhere, and the kids really enjoyed skimming (or throwing) stones in the river and looking at the various pond life we found.

After lunch which we took with us, and ice cream from the shop, we headed back to the cottage mid-afternoon. The rest of the afternoon unfortunately was a bit of a trial, with both me and F tired, which made for a bad combination and several fallings out.

I think I’m also feeling a bit down that tomorrow is the last day we are in Wales, and the end of our holiday is approaching which is making me sad.

Tomorrow we are planning to head to the coast (Oxwich Bay on the Gower the other side of Swansea) so hopefully that will be a good way of shaking the blues and enjoying the last day in Wales.

Stay safe, stay strong