“Can anyone see Bridgend from here guys?…no, thought not, another 160 miles to go!”
After a highly entertaining evening in the Castle in Aberaeron with good beer and food, we were sad to leave. The night ended with a chat about rugby (as ever) with the landlord, and the next day started with Jeff taking to the water swimming the leek in Cardigan Bay and handing over to Jon to do a few miles on foot.
These guys are amazing, I’m completely in awe of them. Never once did they moan (unlike myself as Steve Brace kept reminding me!) and the bigger the challenge the better.
Next stop was Lampeter, well they didn’t stop, they carried on, so it was on to Talley. Wow, what ruin and a lovely village. Stayed here about 3/4 of an hour as Steve entertained us with his catch the leek game, when we knew, it was time to go.
So, Llandeilo next, but they carried on and we met up in Tumble. No cafes in Tumble so we rolled on to Llanelli and the Millennium Coastal Park where we knew there’d be a cafe and sponge cake. They love sponge cake and Steve even puts milk over it, not cream, milk! Jon’s chain broke so this was a bit of a short day because they ‘hammered’ it and didn’t they just.
Tonight, we all go back to our own beds. Tomorrow, I head off to Bridgend to be in the town centre by 6am, Jon will join me with his coffee van at about 8am (and his coffee is amazing as he keeps telling us!) whilst Steve, Jeff and last years leek relay veteran Alan joins us for the final push and ‘glory’ leg of Leek Relay 2011. They start back in Llanelli, take in Swansea Bay, the Liberty Stadium before arriving in Bridgend at midday. See you there guys, its been an amazing few days!