We have had a couple of frosty morning. Not a hard frost and once the sun was up in a few hours had gone.
This type of weather seems to bring out good spells for our dogs
I had my my first day in a long while to be able to stay awake in the afternoon and feel good. I believe Spotty could sense it and was delighted to be going to somewhere she knew as a pup.
After calling in Tesco Neath Abbey to get Spotty chews I went to park at the top end of Brookfield. We walked one of our old walks that hadn’t been done for 10!!! years. We walk down by the water then up into ‘our’ wood. This was one of Spotty’s first walks when she came to live with me The small bridges over the water are that mesh type and Spotty found it very difficult to negotiate. She used to cross through the water but she wouldn’t do it today. We then join the Longford road and continued to the path that goes up to the old mine to join the tram road at the bottom of Drumma. A seat had been placed where you can sit and look at the ‘rock fall’. This is where a very long time ago some of the mountain (its only a small one) collapsed.
My Aunty would have loved this. She lived in a bungalow a stones throw away from Drumma that has numerous walks of interest
Continuing along round we went past Swiss Cottage. Again a very old cottage with character. Set in its own grounds on the edge of the lower part of the mountain.
Oh how I wish I had lots and lots of pennies – the cottage was FOR SALE!.
Crossing the road took the path called Red Ash Path took us down to the Damn. The water was in full flow. The last part was along the old road, now for walkers only. This road I often walked down to Neath Abbey to catch the bus to Swansea. The sun shone,saw lots of birds including a Woodpecker and a Thrush and a squirrel.