06/25 Wales seems a bit hilly. The climbs aren’t all that long, the longer ones maybe a couple of miles, but some of them are very steep. The day I left Rosebush I rode up at least 3 that had 20% grade signs. Traffic wasn’t that bad and with the roads being just wide enough I was able to ride up side to side without too much trouble.
The scenery was pretty much just farms. Hilly farms, but still farms with lot’s of sheep and cows. Kind of disappointing actually. I thought Wales would be a bit more untamed. The weather was fantastic! Quite a bit of sun and hardly any wind. I was hoping it would last a couple days but a peek at the weather forecast killed that dream.
I spent the night in the town of Carmarthen. Not too much to see but it does happen to be the birthplace of none other than Merlin, the famous wizard of Arthurian legend. On my food shopping trip I looked for something Merlinish to take a picture of but couldn’t find anything. Rode a whopping 29 miles with 2773 feet of climbing.