|A good read!|
|My question is: How did Mormon Missionaries ever find this place in the 1840s?|
|The high, farm lands of Carmarthenshire|
|It was as if they had just stopped for pizza on their long walk to the big city markets.|
|Formerly Upper Market Street and a center of medieval Carmarthen. Now named for General Nott, hero of the Afghan War.|
The one in the 1840s after the massacre of the British refugees from Kabul. (When will we ever learn?)
|St. Peter's, Carmarthen|
And just down the Tywi, I noticed off to my right a hill with a castle ruin on top!
|Whoa! I pulled over and took this pic.|
The interpretive signs identified this as Dryswlyn, a castle of Rhys Gryg, son of Lord Rhys ruler of the southern kingdom of Deheubarth! Lord Rhys was one a rare, Welsh ruler who was able to divide up his kingdom among his sons with peaceful success. He established Llyswen (White Court) on the Wye (back in our ancestral lands) where his sons could meet to resolve their differences. The peace, sadly, only survived in the family as that blankety-blank Edward I besieged and destroyed Dryswlyn Castle which was a gatekeeper on way to Carmarthen.
|The Tywi River looking towards Carmarthen up where the hills come together.|
|From the bridge over the Tywi|
(actually, this was not the last adventure, just the last typed. Click here to go to Easter Sunday.)