Iron-rich, it tasted disgusting and lay in my stomach like lead!
'No wonder they're all dead!' quipped Himself.
Like the rest of the town, Rock Park was rather neglected and forlorn.
Two of the former Rock Park shops, attractively built in blue and cream brickwork.
The following day the weather gradually improved and we drove along a beautiful and very narrow minor road on our way to the Elan Valley. We stopped under these larch trees to drink from our flask.
There were no passing places along the road. Luckily we met no-one coming the other way!
The Elan Valley comprises 70 square miles of moor and woodland, rivers, dams and reservoirs. It is run by Dwr Cymru (Welsh Water) supplying water to the city of Birmingham.
The threatening sky at Cabon Coch looked a promising subject for Skywatch Friday.
But when the sun shone at the Garreg Ddu dam the atmosphere became completely different.
There are six dams in the valley. (The Nant y Gro Dam was used for tests during WW2 in preparation for the Dambusters Raid.)
Pen y Garreg
The water levels were very low.
We reached the head of the valley just before the sun went down.