Monday, 9 July 2012
Not far from Cilgerran is the picturesque village of Cenarth, with its famous waterfalls. We were obliged to stop here, when my granddaughter was making her objections to being strapped into a car seat rather obvious and loud! We hastened into a pretty little café for a restorative cup of tea - and the change of scene did much to calm E, thankfully. We then ventured up the river to the waterfalls, flowing in spate due to the recent heavy rain - and, to my great delight, we saw a huge salmon leap up the falls! It's the first time I have ever witnessed that, despite over the years going to several spots where it is said to happen. Looking at the rush of water, you can only marvel that the fish manage it at all. I did not, of course, manage to capture it in camera - but good old Youtube has someone's video if you want to see the spectacle. I always thought it happened in the autumn, when the fish return to their breeding grounds, but this one must have been in a hurry to get back!