With the new year, came a few changes here at Plas y Wern. Both the cottages now have new gleaming up-to-date double glazing throughout, making them extra cosy and warm! Just what is needed for this weather. We have managed to make the most of the snow sledging and building snowmen in the meadows. Although we’ve not got the summer weather, this quiet time of year is great for exploring West Wales without the crowds! If you fancy empty beaches, cosy log fires and snug cottages why not have a new years break in with us at Plas y Wern.
One of our local beaches at Mwnt has made the Independent 50 best beaches in the UK. One of three local beaches owned by the National Trust (others are Penbryn and Cwmtydu) the headland of Mwnt overlooks a small and secluded sandy beach. Apart from the delights of the beach there are short cliff top walks, which also form part of the Ceredigion Coastal path, giving you a great view point to spot the local dolphins and seals which you often find around the bays. A wealth of history includes a fifteenth century church which makes Mwnt a very special place indeed. Well worth a visit!
The whole community turned out this sunday to cheer the Olympic flame on its relay round the country. With true British spirit we lined the main road through the village of Sarnau to watch the Olympic procession pass by. Afterwards we enjoyed a hog roast, live music, beer tent, bouncy castle, and mainly the sunshine! The recent weather has been brilliant, we could even see the dolphins again at sunset this evening from the field chasing all the mackerel that have just arrived. Just as we’ve perfected the recipie for pollack fishcakes the choice summer fish have returned, Bring out the BBQ!
At long last the sun has moved west and is now setting beyond the Aberporth peninsular and into the sea! We have been treated to some stunning sunsets on clear nights, and are looking forward to plenty more through the summer months. The meadow grasses have started shooting up and we should be in for some stunning sights as they start to flower in a few weeks time. Swallows have made a welcome return and are busy catching the spring insects and nest building in the shed. Things are off to a good start and if the weather man is right this year we shall all be looking forward to a great summer!
With the fine weather at the beginning of the week, Kris fixed up his new rib and set out on a maiden voyage around the local beaches and out to the point at Aberporth. It proved a very rewarding trip for Kris and his friend Nick, they not only caught a supper of herrings for everyone, but where then followed by a pod of dolphins who were very keen to show off their acrobatic skills. Those of us who where left land-locked with the children on the beach at Tresaith where not left out as the dolphins also decided to have a little fun there too. Needless to say their were smiles all round that evening as we ate our herrings and looked at Nick’s fab pictures!