Day 036 : Kidwelly – Carrmarthen

Today, on a fine but hazy day, I follow the River Towy into Carmarthen.b_036_004_Kidwelly_QuayI leave the road and walk along Kymers Canal to Kidwelly Quay.

The canal was built to bring coal from the colleries at Gwendraeth to the Quayside for export. Although it was left to decay in the 1920’s, it was restored in 1998 and now has listed building status.b_036_011_Llansaint_Blocked_Path

As I leave Llansaint, I cannot help but notice that someone had made an obstacle course in a gateway on the path. I was tempted to unwind it and roll it down the hill.b_036_021_Ferryside_QuaysideAs I enter Ferryside I meet the local Tory candidate, Matthew Paul, out on the hustings. After a chat, we  have our photo taken together and wishes me good luck with the walk.

The women in Ferryside used to go cockle gathering, but that has stopped now as stocks are low and they are protected.b_036_030_Carmarthen_Obelisk_PictonOn the outskirts of Carmarthen there is a big obelisk in the middle of the road, dedicated to PICTON who fell at the Battle of Waterloo.

That’s it for today, folks.