In spite of a weather forecast predicting floods and storms, we decided to make a flying day trip to Wales with Ally and Charis. Neither of us had been to Wales before, so we were excited to see some of the country. We had time to see a couple of things before heading back to England before the bridge closed due to high winds.
Our first stop was Chepstow Castle, a beautiful castle dating back to around 1066. We had fun exploring the ruins!
Our next stop in our day was to the gorgeous Tintern Abbey, built in 1131. The abbey (pictured above) is now in dramatic ruins – we were pretty much the only visitors and we loved exploring here before making a dash back to England.
Even though we only had a short time in Wales, we saw two beautiful places and would definitely be keen to go back. We found out that the All Blacks were playing in Cardiff right after we were there…now that would be fun to go back to sometime!