WELCOME! I've been cycling through the Southeast Valleys of Wales since 2010 and I can't say (or show) enough about the place. I just love it. So if you've got the interest and would like to spend some time... sit back and let me show you some of the fabulous places I've discovered.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Talybont Adventure

High up in the Brecon Beacons National Park of Wales is a reservoir called the Talybont. You may have heard of it. You may have even visited it. I, on the other hand; had not done either until I went for a ride with a crazy man from South Africa.

We started out innocently enough on simple ride to Ebbw Vale from Llanhilleth at 10am Wednesday morning. It was to be nothing particularly long, breakfast and maybe 20-25 miles up the Ebbw valley along NCN route 466. We discussed being home by roughly 4 or 5 pm that evening.

I started taking pictures here:

and perhaps I should have considered more about where we were heading here...

But I am a trusting sort of fella. I believed his vivid descriptions of the route... a route, I should add... that was on a map... that he did not have with him.

awww screw it... let's read whats on this big rock.

and ain't this purdy!

But he did he did ask for directions...

and Dear Readers... this was what got us here and made it one of those adventures we will remember for a life-time. 

Now unfortunately... my camera/phone died after seven hours. But we did make it there. We saw the darn thing, yes we did. But yer gonna have to go to his Facebook page to view the rest of the journey. I think his pictures tell a far better story than mine. So for now, I will sign off with a big "shit howdy".

and a map.