With plenty of photos of both bays filling my SD card, it was the smaller features that began to fascinate more as time went on. It was pleasant that I could choose to go from a fun fair and noisy amusements at one end of the south bay to peaceful climbs above and around the Spa Complex, a regular holder of musical events and sometimes featured on the small screen to boot.
Out of season holidaying may make the walks satisfyingly peaceful but one thing that is never out of view for long is those treasured bits of cheap colourful plastic that are part of so many memories and pretty much everyone’s first lesson in architecture.
From looking through the blog comments, I am given to understand that there are a few literature fans amongst you so I snapped this, I walked by the graveyard five times before remembering it was there, typically.
Keeping fit is easy as there are so many steep – some deceptively so – streets to pant up. Sadly all of them were afflicted by cars so the feel of another time was distinctly absent.
There was a bit of a Lord of the Rings vibe wandering below the castle and looking at the path at this point almost had me shouting ‘get off the road’. A while later a black dog did wandered amiably by but I didn’t say ‘you shall not pass’ as its Ring Wraithing rider could have been sniffing about close by and there were no eagles to save me and advance the plot.
And there concludes my trip so next up…books!