after carreg cennen castle, we drove to cardigan bay to stay at this sea cliff hotel for the night. we didn't have a lot of time here since we needed to leave for st. david's cathedral in the morning, but we had enough time to explore the cliffs just before dinner.
back during the first weekend in england, our program went to wales. i've been pretty terrible at posting the rest of the photos from then but i guess it's better late than never. another one of the stops we made was to carreg cennen castle, still in wales, but pretty secluded so it's hard to get to on your own. the castle is just in ruins now, but it sits atop a big hill and the views are quite lovely. since i never made it to the foothills of the alps when i went to salzburg, i thought that running and spinning around here in wales would be second best to reenact the opening scene of the sound of music.
and, while we're on the subject of reenacting movie scenes, the cliffs here at carreg cennen were pretty reminiscent of the cliff scene in pride and prejudice, so here is my kiera knightley face during the close up of this scene. i'm a nerd, so what?
even though i began this weekend lamenting the fact that i wasn't traveling anywhere, my friday turned into quite a lovely day and i realized that this weekend was perfect to be in oxford. i ended up going punting with my friends eunice, cristal, and my new friend ben. prior to coming to oxford, i had no idea what punting was (and therefore had never done it before), but for those of you who don't know, punting is riding along a river in a low, flat boat and paddling along with a big pole thing (much like venice's gondolas). during our time on the water, we literally bumped into the riverbanks, some trees, and some other friends! friday was the perfect first experience, complete with wonderful people, pimm's and sunshine.