You may be slightly confused by the title of this post so allow me to explain….. Welsh Rarebit is actually ‘posh’ cheese on toast but for my husband & I it means a rare-bit of a Welsh treat for us as we take a three day trip to Wales.
Here’s what we got up to……
Goodbye England, Hello Wales
It only takes a couple of hours in the car until we arrive on Welsh soil; the friendly ‘Welcome to Wales’ sign greeting us. You know you’re in Wales when every road sign you see is now written in Welsh & very suddenly, the terrain and landscape changes.
As we chatted & laughed together, I was reminded of the scripture found in Genesis 2:18, Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper who is just right for him.”
In the business of life its easy to forget how well we get on together and how much we enjoy each other’s company. We both agreed that we needed this rare-bit of a trip in Wales, in order to regroup and reprioritise.
We arrived in Cardiff, the capital city of Wales, at around 9am. This was just a ‘stop off’ as Jon had a work meeting to attend, before our holiday could begin properly.
While Jon was in his meeting, I waited in the car and wrote my blogpost ‘You are doing a great work, do not come down’.
We didn’t spend long in the beautiful city of Cardiff, before making our way, further down the coast, to Swansea.
This was our first visit to Swansea & we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful, breathtaking scenery & interesting places to visit.
Dylan Thomas Birthplace
We visited the house where the famous Welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, was born. The house sat at the top of an extremely steep hill & dated back to 1914. Inside, the house was furnished exactly the way it would’ve looked when first built. Absolutely fascinating!
As we approached the edge of the land that meets the ocean, the magnitude of the beauty of God’s creation that was before our eyes took our very breath away & rendered us speechless.
The bible verse that came to mind as we looked on at God’s creation was, Psalm 95:4-5 He holds in his hands the depths of the earth and the mightiest mountains. The sea belongs to him, for he made it. His hands formed the dry land, too.
The photos do not do the stunningly pretty village of Rhosilli justice. You can see in the bottom photo that not only does it have the loveliest golden beach, but on the opposite side, boasts the most glorious, green hills you have ever seen.
The only downside was the fact that it was extremely windy, as you can see by my hair! Well what did we expect? We were in ‘Windy Wales’.
Such a cute name for a sweet little village on the edge of the sea; Mumbles has a lovely pier to take a leisurely stroll down.
Swansea by night
The pavements are lit and the harbour glistens as street lights bounce off the clear-blue water. Laughter can be heard as restaurants begin to fill with couples & families taking time out to spend together. Just lovely!
I shall leave you with a line from the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas:
Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion.