Today, we trekked the Sirhowy Valley Walk from Manmoel to Ynysddu. Our friend, Gilles, bravely accompanied us through a day filled with sun and showers, barbed wire and bluebells.
We left Gilles's car near the Ynysddu Hotel and drove north to Manmoel, which is indeed a beautiful oasis. We parked in the village and set out at 10.45 up the road to the first cache of the SVW subseries. Along the way, we passed a pen of lambs having their ears notched: very unpleasant to witness, but more bloody than bleaty. The farmers didn't seem happy to see us, and we can't say we were happy to see them.
Elsewise, it was a lovely morning, all tranquil and green. The huge, leafy beeches were quite a sight to behold. We found the cache after a minor search. Gilles liberated the gecko, and we left a set of mini erasers and Streetracer Roy TB in its place.
Thanks for this very lovely cache!