Last visited CAT
in June 1999. Then they were running solar water heating course. Then we saw the
Today it is absolutely pissing it down.
The new theatre and shop have been completed. During my last visit these were
no more than foundations. The theatre uses straw walls, and the shop packed
earth. It's actually better than that may sound.
Inside the shop I get talking.
"50% down turn of visitors attributed to Foot and
Mouth." (1 hr 5 minutes).
A sign says: "Extra donations would be
I consider becoming a life member.
The restaurant menu is splendid as before. Worth visiting on its own - even if you're not into green recycling
I buy some technical books on Photo Voltaic Panels, and a wind up toy torch. (May not be a toy...)
and a PV panel and fluorescent lamp. Something to tinker with!
(Abergynolwyn is about 7km from CAT - 1984 existential weekend.)
Coincidence. As I leave, BBC Radio 4 "Changing Places" has an item on CAT.
Then the weather report states that 28mm of rain fell on Capel Cureg - Wales's
second largest mountain - not so far away.
Yes, it did rain.