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Coast to Coast: Through Wales

10:00 am

After a long day's drive, our vehicle pulled into Borth, a small village on the Irish Sea. There are two streets in Borth, one runs through the town, the other leads away to the next village; no traffic lights or stop signs necessary.

We stayed in Borth for two nights before following the coast Southward, stopping in Aberystwyth, a university town on the waterfront, and New Quay, a quaint fishing village. After spending hours driving through the coast and countryside, it occurred to me that I was seeing an authentic Welsh lifestyle. The people relied on the land (farming) and the ocean (fishing); they were free from industrialization and commercialization. Their lives had a sort of refreshing simplicity - a lifestyle that I'd always wanted growing up and one that I was always concerned I could never fully adapt to.


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  1. Lovely photographs!
    Well done.

  2. Beautiful photos! Each one looks like a gorgeous postcard. Thanks for taking us on your trip :)

  3. Oh lovely Aberystwyth - I spent three years studying there and it was such a special place to be - I'm not sure who we were kidding saying that we were studying on the beach. I enjoyed your photos - a trip down memory lane for me!

  4. haha thanks! "studying" on the beach sounds quite amazing!

  5. Lovely pictures. I also 'studied' in Aberystwyth and in North Wales and I loved it - such a beautiful country.