Hello, I have been on another adventure. I have been back to the Breacon Beacons to do some more waterfall hops.
Just outside where the caravan was parked was a little river so after I had unpacked my carrots I went for a hop across the stones. There an’t any fish in this river because its not really deep enough but some of the stones were very slippy but I didn’t fall in. I found some blackberries along the bank to have for my supper they were very nice.
On my first full day I thought it would be nice to hop along to see Neath Abbey, it is very old and all fallen down now, some of it had fences around it because the rain had made it unsafe, but that didn’t matter it was still very pretty. People called monks used to live in it a very very long time a ago and then it was sold to very rich people who turned it into their home. Then it was used as a place to smelt copper, it has been a lot of things. I learnt that smelt means to melt it, I like to learn new things.
I then hopped to Port Talbot where I saw a big whale! He wasn’t real, he was made from concrete, and all the people children can play on him. Then it was time to see a waterfall, but this was an easy one to see. It was in a National trust museum called Aberdulais Falls Trail. The falls used to run a big waterwheel which helped to run the tin mine that used to be here, lots of people worked here. Some of them were only little children, I don’t think it would have been very nice. There are still bits of the old buildings and lots of things to read and look at, there’s even a little film to watch. I was a bit disappointed that I couldn’t hop right up to the waterfall like I have all the others.
My little paws hurt, so I went home for carrots and a nap.
The next day I hopped to do the Dinas Rock and Sgydau Sychrdy Falls and then the Powder Trail, all these are very close together. So I didn’t have to hop far to do them all, although it did take me a long time to find the start of the Sgydau Sychrdy trail because it wasn’t sign posted and the map wasn’t very good. When I had finished my hop I saw two other people looking at the map and looking very confused, so I went and asked them if they were looking for the trail to Sgydau Sychrdy and when they said yes I showed them where the trail started. They told me I was very kind. Dinas Rock is very big I could only just see the top, people climb up and down it, I think they must be very brave. The hop to Sgydau Sychrdy was easy and the falls were tucked away at the side of the rocks, but they were still very loud. The powder trail can be hopped two ways, the easy way is straight up the river and back again and the hard way is to go over the top of the big rock and down the steep steep other side. It was very steep. I was very tired so I went for a nap after I had looked at the full moon, my people mommy told me to lookout for the moon because it was called the harvest moon and not only was it a full moon but it was a supermoon too.
The next day I hopped to Melincourt falls, this fall is 80 foot tall and it is very very pretty, I stayed there for quite a long time because it was so pretty. Then for my last hop I hopped the Henrhyd falls and Nant Llech trail, this was a hard hop for my little legs, lots of hills and slippy paths. I hopped and hopped through the pretty trees until I came to the water falls, they are all very pretty, I only saw the last one from the bridge because when I was going to go down the slop Banjo the dogs came running up the path, saying ‘it wasn’t right he always had a little play in this part of the river everyday, it was his part of the river’. When I asked him why his people daddy wouldn’t let him play he said it was because his people daddy had told him there were people ‘skinny dipping’ in there. I didn’t understand what he meant and when he told me I thought they must be very brave people to want to swim in the very cold water with no clothes on.
Then it was time to come home and tell everyone about my adventure