The day started with a coffee and bacon bap (roll) at the community cafe and shop. Friendly volunteers are happy to serve and stop for a chat. The only other customer was a young man who was ordering a full breakfast. We started talking, and it was pretty obvious he was in a dark place. Recently released from a mental health facility following an attempted suicide, he said that he had spent days locked in his house, afraid he may try again.
He then decided to walk the Dyke, it was something he had wanted to do for some time. He felt it would help overcome his dark thoughts.
Our conversation lasted for some time, until the cafe started to fill up. On our way out, we stopped to pay our bill, including his breakfast – who knows a small gesture may help him on his way.
Next stop was the Church of St Tecla, a friendly greeting here from the vicar, we are liking the lovely people of Llandegla. An attractive smoked glass window catches the eye. Made in Birmingham around 1799.
We were soon walking across fields and moorland. One lane diverts to Llanarmon yn ial, some 1.5 miles to the east. This village has accommodation at a community run inn and the church is well worth a browse.
Heading on towards Clwyd Gate we were in sight of our car when the skies open and we were soaked in minutes.