Poppy Patchwork

My little bit of this big World

Monday, 30 April 2018

Weekend break.

We spent a couple days in Swansea, staying alongside the old docks.
 A mixture of old and new
 I love the older boats
A beautiful beach, but too cold to walk along it. 
 Friday was not good weather wise
 Hubby outside the castle ruins. 
 Another view
 This city is a complete mixture of styles.
 Could not resist this photo, 
so many of you have bucket list, 
and no we did not go inside. 
Hubby had a reunion lunch on Saturday in Swansea, a place I have never visited, so we went for an extra night, parked the car, and walked around the city.
Thursday we stayed in the dock area, and found the beach, we enjoyed a lovely walk.
Friday was very wet for most of the day, but we were able to get around, it is a city of mixed fortunes, the dock area have loads of new blocks of flats, with lots of tiny eating places, it was lovely there. The city center, was typical of so many centers, loads of shops closed, with another shopping area a little further away. I really can't understand when you have an interesting location, how they do so much work and then allow the center to slip into decline. Everywhere we went it was clean and tidy, there were loads of interesting buildings and artwork, I have gone past the need to shop when we are away, but all the empty shops does make anywhere look poorer.
We did find a fantastic choice of restaurants, our meals out were all really good, there were a couple of places which we would liked to try but we did not have enough days.
We enjoyed our trip to Swansea, but not sure we would go back there.


  1. I enjoy exploring new places, especially if it's somewhere you're going anyway and you can just tag an extra day or two on. A change of scenery is always good.

    1. It's always a nice bonus, when I saw the pub name I did think of you.

  2. It's lovely to be able to get away for a few days isn't it. Sounds (and looks) like you had a good time, shame about the weather but you still made good use of your time away.

  3. Shame the weather didn't cooperate, but anyway it's good to have a change of scenery. I agree with you, closed up shops don't do anything for a town, except to make it look neglected.

  4. I only go to Swansea when I have to and then i stay clear of the town as far as possible. There are some lovely things to look at but driving is not particularly good. It may improve when the Kingsway is finished.

  5. Sounds like a very nice relaxing weekend. DH has to go to Swansea sometimes for work and I've told him to look out for the Bucket List next time he's there.

  6. Not a place I have visited - I do agree about city centres, so many shops in our city are closed.



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