Wednesday (Classic Wye): Although Goodrich Castle
was a “must see” for us, we think most tourists would enjoy visiting the castle as we did. The view from Symond’s Yat was a highlight and we enjoyed doing the hike— it felt good
to stretch the legs and the ferry/lunch spot was a great place to have a midday rest. For us former English majors, visiting the bread and cheese rock and having a dramatic reading
of a bit of Wordsworth’s poem was very special. We think any lovers of literature or poetry would be especially pleased with this spot. And finally, Tintern Abbey is a memorable way
to end the tour.
Friday (Mid Wales): Eardisland was a good stop
early on — so beautiful--- and we found the black and white dwellings very interesting. Driving through the Elan Valley and thereabouts gave us a good feel for such a wild and interesting
terrain. The lunch stop was super and we hope that the restaurant stays open so you can continue to have it as a stop on the tour. Since we like churches, stopping at the extraordinary
St. Gwrthwl’s Chuch was a highlight. We also loved the stop at the Shakespeare theater ——— it would be very interesting to anyone with a love of the bard.
For both days, your knowledge of the areas and
commentary were excellent in helping us get a feel for the places. And Joan is very sorry for doubting your ID of the robin—— later ID’s confirmed yours (they’re just so different
from American robins!).