As a bit of a last minute plan last weekend 3 of us headed up to Llangollen for this year's Dee River Festival.
The river was fairly low and - as I discovered with my first roll of the year - very cold! But the sun was shining, so it wasn't too bad. I was expecting it to be a lot busier though - I've been to other kayaking festivals/tours at the Tryweryn, CIWW, Teifi and Tyne and they've all had a lot more people show up... Oh well, it meant we didn't have to wait for shuttle bus/trailer space.
1st March, it's St David's Day. And, depending who you listen to, the beginning of spring.
There's one daffodil half in bloom in my garden, but that's not quite worth a photo yet (but plenty more with buds forming, so it won't be long)
Instead... have some welshcakes:
I used this recipe, more or less. A few points to note:
proper griddle is always going to work better than rubbish old cheap frying pan (sadly all I own!)
3 minutes a side is LIES - unless you like 'em very burnt
should have cut mine thicker
and maybe lower heat