Aberaeron Lobster Boat

On Sunday, we drove West into the beautiful Aeron Valley. To Aberaeron, a harbour town much loved by the poet Dylan Thomas who lived there locally for a while.

At the mouth of the Aeron River, is where we spent the afternoon. We dined at the Harbormaster; an historic listed building.

Aberaeron was built on a level area between the mountains and the sea.

A land  formed during the last ice-age 10,000 years ago.

And in 1148 a castle was built there. It was a 12th century medieval fort on the sea-shore, near the village.

Castell Cadwgan, a ringwork fortification around a probable wooden structure, was located by the shore at Aberaeron.

But it has long since been claimed by the sea.

Few traces remain today apart from some mounds of earth, the remains of the enclosure bank, most of the site having been eroded.

Aberaeron was beautiful and it was old and ancient and I loved it.

Until we meet again…
American Girl in Wales

Art Credit;
Dorian Spencer Davies, Abaraeron lobster boat.


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