Return visit to Wales!

We loved the Conservation Centre where we held the Pilates retreat so much that we went back to stay in "Owls Roost" in the Eco Lodge in the last week of  May for a whole week of chilling. (Next retreat June 17th-19th 2016)
Next Pilates retreat June 17th-19th 2016 click here for details.
These are images from the lovely river walk we did on the outskirts of Lampeter. 
We saw herons, damselflies, plus a lone Red Kite circling above us - being harassed by a crow actually! We were surprised these majestic birds were bothered by something much smaller than themselves, and that the crow would dare to do it. In fact we saw this happen a couple of times during our stay. Does anyone know why this happens?
There were some amazing reeds with white flowers flowing (and growing!) in the river reminding us of "Ophelia" painted in 1852 by the Pre Raphelite John Everett Millais.

                                                                               So peaceful. 

                                                                               So peaceful. 

River weeds
                                                                                                And here she is - Ophelia herself. Can you see what I mean?

                                                                                                And here she is - Ophelia herself. Can you see what I mean?

River flowers Lampeter

Another day we went on a wonderful coastal walk from Aberaeron towards  Newquay (the Welsh one of course!). I love the wonderful coconut smell that the gorse  always gives off. Sometimes coastal paths can be gruelling, but this one was just right with spectacular views, and a lovely kind of "dingle" halfway along. Here we rested on soft green grass, studded with wildflowers,  enjoying the river trickling through the small valley into the sea.

19 seconds of our walk!

                                                                                          A boat presented itself at the just the right time!

                                                                                          A boat presented itself at the just the right time!

                                                                             Feet up on the Eco Lodge verandah  outside "Owls Roost" after a nice long walk. Aaah bliss!  

                                                                             Feet up on the Eco Lodge verandah  outside "Owls Roost" after a nice long walk. Aaah bliss!