Day 47: Thursday 2nd June

Before talking about today’s adventures I need to share a couple of incidents from yesterday that demonstrate that luck has absolutely been on our side so far.

As we walked through a village I popped the phone out of my pocket to check-in with Hazel.  A fumble, followed by a bit of juggling saw the phone tumble out of my hand and straight towards a drain in the road………………..where it landed across the drain slats for me to pick up.  Half an inch either way and it would have been down the drain and into the sewer.

Hazel was also finding it impossible to locate accommodation due to the Hay-on-Wye Festival.  The only room available was a twin with shared bathroom which she initially rejected.  In desperation she went back to the owners to see if they would allow us to bunk 3 in the room.  The outcome was a great night’s sleep for all 3 of us with a hearty breakfast in a lovely location.  Thanks to Dorcas and David at Tara B&B, Felindre, Brecon, LD3 0TB:  http://www.tarabandb.com/ Thanks also for the donation.  Marvellous.

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Entering the Brecon Beacons

Back to today and 18 miles covered from Boughrood to Llangenny.  The route took us over the top of part of the Brecon Beacons.  Just over 600m at the top with glorious views in the perfect weather.  We ate sardines for lunch at the top where we joined two men and a dog.  It was a hard slog up very steep terrain but well worth it.  We also had to ford a surging river (ok, a trickling stream) and had a magical moment paddling aching feet in a brook when we came down off the top.

 

England is beckoning.

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