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.
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…
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.