Back in September, Bananas Bunny, Seb and FairyJo went to Wales for a weekend. Let’s see what they all got up to. Over to Seb.
Nothing beats setting up your hammock in a deserted forest in the Brecon Beacons. Nothing that is, except having fizzy wine to go with the hammocking experience.
We learned how to say “Please don’t feed the dinosaurs” in Welsh. It’s very useful.
FairyJo just can’t resist sticking her head in the mouths of creatures she meets when she’s out and about. One day it’s going to end badly.
Cute dinosaur hatchlings. Keep an eye out for mum!
ARRGGHH!!! No Bunny! Don’t sit there!
Bunny stands proudly over his first kill of the day. More would follow, but the first is always the finest.
This cave formation is supposed to look like an angel, which it sort of does. If you squint. From the right angle. And have a very vivid imagination.
Bunny fancies himself as a bit like Indiana Jones, but with far superior ears.
This formation looks a bit like bacon. Tasty, tasty bacon.
As regular readers will know, Bunny loves a good waterfall.
Like these. Bonus points for being underground.
It took FairyJo about 10 minutes to coax Seb out of the tunnel with the no entry sign. And the only reason he left was because it turned out to be boring.
This cave came with a shower.
More dinosaurs! And volcanoes!
As well as dinosaurs, there were megalithic stone circles. FairyJo likes to believe they were for the summoning of fairies. Seb suggested that ancient people just put them there to mess with future people.
Whatever the reason for them, they had some pretty patterns.
FairyJo found a friendly goat with hair that looked like Seb’s.
Then we went waterfall hunting, which meant that Seb had to stand on every rock he could find.
This waterfall was pretty…
..and you could walk behind it..
Bunny was particularly impressed by standing behind the falls…
…and Seb couldn’t resist getting some climbing in. FairyJo stood back with the first aid kit at the ready.
Bunny got some climbing in too. Seb was on belay.
On the way back to base we were swarmed by hordes of sheep. Our Welsh adventure was clearly incomplete without being mobbed by a sheep swarm.
The walk to the pub looked really nice on the map. The head high ferns suggested to us that maybe this path was a little under-used. Six miles and two and a half hours later we arrived at the pub, swearing that we would never speak of the experience again.
After dinosaurs and caves on our first day, the second day was Seb’s choice, and involved climbing Pen y Fan.
It’s a very pretty mountain, and has a bit of minor scrambling at the end which really impressed Jo.
Bunny and Marmot Meeko were briefly the highest point in South Wales.
Looking out from the summit.
Thank you for sending us caves, dinosaurs and mountains!
More Bananas adventures are on the way.