Rain and Locked Doors

Another wet and windy day. Our first visit to Coity Castle was a lock out Although open all year except Christmas the gate was well and truly locked. A quick phone called to Welsh heritage

( Cadaw) who phoned the key holder .

oup the valley

He was running late. As we did not know if he was on his donkey bringing the key or had a long return trip we decided not to stay and return later in the day (which we did). A drive through a sleet storm up the Rhonda Valley. Somehow the old mining towns hugging the valley sides look better in the rain. Once up out of the valleys The wilderness is ruined by fly tipping which spoils the beauty of the hillsides. Down another ex-mining valley stopping at Afron mining museum for a one to one Tour by the volunteer this is a fist class small museum with great collection of miners lamps. Lunch in the van in the rain at the beach at Port  Talbot over shadowed by industry and massive dock cranes. A run in the rain at Margam Abbey to another locked door – an Abbey locked up what is the world coming too.

the castle once open
the castle once open
Afran Mine equipment
Afran Mine equipment
dock cranes
dock cranes
Abbey with locked door
Abbey with locked door
our holiday cottage - first class
our holiday cottage – first class

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Andrew Finnegan

I enjoy visiting the coast and am working on seeing all the coast of the UK and over the past couple of year have been recording my camper van coastal tour in my blog I also blog places I visit which which you may also enjoy seeing . Aim of my blog is a Photo overview. (I am happy for my pictures to be used by other's but I will retain copyright and would request you ask prior use of any picture if using pictures on line please add a link to my blog)

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