An afternoon constitutional

Yesterday we went over to Aberystwyth – I had a meeting and we fancied a look round. It was also nice to be beside the seaside again. It’s the main thing that we miss about Shetland.

On the way up Consty Hill

Looking back along the prom from the bottom of Consty Hill

It was also a bit of a trip down memory lane for me – I went to college here, when I was 16 (more years ago than I care to count). It’s amazing how much has changed but how much has stayed the same. The Wimpy bar where we always met after college is now a KFC and there’s a huge retail park behind the Old Station. But the prom is still much as I remember it, with faded old hotels and the rickety-looking pier. And, of course, the sea hasn’t changed much…

Aberystwyth from the top of Constitution Hill

Aberystwyth from the top of Constitution Hill

So, after I’d had my meeting we went down to the prom, got some fish and chips (extremely good) and then went for a walk up
Constitution Hill. Funnily enough, this is something I don’t ever
remember doing as a teenager (probably my heels were always too high, and I was too busy flirting down the pub when not at
college learning the finer points of shorthand, typing and office
etiquette). So, it was fun to get to the top and get a view of Aber that I’d not had before.

A few more pics from the walk below.

Light on the water

Light on the water

The funicular railway that runs up and down Constitution Hill

The funicular railway that runs up and down Constitution Hill

Looking north from Constiution Hill

Looking north from Constitution Hill

The beacon at the top

The beacon at the top

Graham and Bertie on Consty Hill

Graham and Bertie on Consty Hill

Looking up the funicular railway to the top

Looking up the funicular railway to the top

One of many little paths leading up and down the hill

One of many little paths leading up and down the hill

Bertie on a bridge over the railway

Bertie on a bridge over the railway

Aberystywth

Aberystywth seafront

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