Sunday, 16 January 2022


The bright red and grey train from Carmarthen to Swansea takes 42 minutes for its 22 miles route.This two carriage Transport for Wales train whisks you along the coast for most of the journey.


We start by bus from Laugharne direct to the station

Ready for the off

The sun was high, sky blue as we left. 

Carmarthen and remained so for the journey to Swansea and the return trip. We run along the Taf estuary on departure and then to Ferryside with a great view of Llansteffan Castle as we stop at Ferryside. Kidwelly is the next stop also with a fine castle. Burry Port provides excellent views of the Pembrey country park. 


Just along the coast, a castle
Llanelli, home of the Scarlets rugby team and Tata Steel is the next stop. Just outside the town is the Felinfoel Brewery. A good pint however apparently referred to, uncharitably, by some as ‘feeling fowl’. The BBC’s very own Hue Edwards was born in Llanelli.

Broad, sun-lit estuaries 


Gowerton is the final stop before Swansea. Known as the gateway to the Gower Its population of 8,100 once had access to five church or chapel buildings. It hosted the National Eisteddfod in 1980.


We arrive in Swansea. The wonderful Glynn Gallery, my final destination was only three minutes walk from the station! More of this box of treasures later….   

Tata Steel Shop

Outside the station at Burry Port

All drawings made on Amazon packaging paper. A good surface on which to work and easily cut to travel-sized pieces  

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