Heading back from the Ceiriog Valley I couldn't resist stopping off at Chirk Castle. It was a quick walk - it was raining and I'd forgotten my coat. I don't mind the rain though, especially when I look at our green, lush landscape. I wonder to myself why people go to the trouble and expense of holidays abroad when we have such beautiful scenery here. Maybe the weather's not so good, but the views more than make up for it.