You’re watching Vagabrothers. We’re in Wales, and this is the world’s fastest Zipline. Let’s go. 3-2-1 We are going to switch to Go Pro, and we’re going to get in the ocean. Let’s go. What’s up Vagabuddies? And welcome back. This is the first episode in a five-part series about one of the most fascinating corners of the United Kingdom, Wales. We’re here with Visit Britain, and for the next week we’re going to be exploring what makes Wales so unique… from its ancient culture and languages, to legendary castles, the myths of King Arthur, and of course, doing what we do best….finding great restaurants, drinking good beer, and exploring amazing places. You guys ready? Let’s do it. Alright, guys. Welcome to Wales. We just got here, and I’m super stoked for the next week because Wales is the one part of the U.K. that we really haven’t explored that much. We’ve been to England; we’ve been to Scotland, but this the final puzzle piece. Also, you guys have been asking for us to make a Wales series. So…….. you asked; we’re answering. We’re super excited. We’ve been doing a little bit of research, but honestly, we don’t know too much about Wales. We know they have an ancient culture and an ancient language that is not related to English. We’ve also heard them compared to the the Basques….of the U.K. because they are very distinct from their neighbors, and that’s what’s really fascinating to us. We don’t know where to start, so we started off by coming here on Saint David’s Day, which is the national day of Wales, and we’re in St. Davids; he’s the patron saint of this nation. St David was a saint who was born here 1500 years ago in this area, and today’s the anniversary of his death. You can say that St Patrick is to Ireland as St David is to Wales. He’s also associated with some Welsh symbols like the leek and the daffodil, right here. So hopefully, we’ll go see some of the ceremonies and learn a bit more about what it means to be Welsh. We’re walking down the Pembrokeshire Coast. This is one of the most famous walking areas of the U.K. There’re beautiful, coastal pathways throughout here, and this walk, I believe, is in honor of the pilgrimage of St David because it’s a holy site. Back in the day, they said the two pilgrimages here were worth one to Rome. Two for one deal. Rome is more holy and farther away, but this place is beautiful and had special significance in medieval England and Wales. All right guys. We just got to Saint Non’s Chapel, and it looks like there is a religious ceremony going down here. There’re some people dressed up, and looks like everybody is reciting stuff. We’ll be quiet and respectful, but we’ll try to capture it for you guys. We just rolled up on all these people in the middle of the ceremony. Perfect timing. Perfect timing. In the name of Christ. Amen. Now everyone’s walking back into town. The bishop is at the front of the procession, and everyone’s got these daffodils in their lapels. Daffodils are in full bloom right now. It’s a symbol of Wales, along with the leek, which St David supposedly ate when he was fasting and the dragon, which is on the Welsh flag. The Welsh flag, which has the dragon on it, is actually the Tudor family flag. The Tudors went on to become kings and queens of England. For a national festival, this has to be one of the quietest, most mellow festivals I have ever been to. Definitely different from the United States. Not like the 4th of July. Not like the 4th of July at all. Now we’re heading back into town. Everyone is singing traditional songs. We’re going to this rock where apparently at noon, once a year, the sun shines through the rock. It’s aligned perfectly for this day, but that means we have to have some sun. That was super interesting. I think that was cool to see St David Day on St David’s….. you mean.. I mean…it was cool to see St David on St David’s Day. Definitely. Not a huge ceremony, but definitely a rare one and a really unique experience. Even though that was a religious ceremony, it was one that was imbued with lots of national pride. And I think that that was really a nice way to ease into Wales and to get our bearings. Now that we do have our bearings, we’re going to ratchet it up. It’s time to get into the ocean, and we’re going to do it in the most dramatic way possible….. jumping off of cliffs. You ready? Let’s do it. Let’s go. All right guys. We have just arrived to TYF Adventures and they’re going to take us coasteering. It just started to rain. What better way to get wet than by jumping in the Atlantic Ocean, which is a warm and inviting 7 degrees celsius right now. My name is John Bayrom. I’m head of Adventure at TYF and we’re going to go out coasteering. It all started here 30 years ago at St Davids. When the surf was flat, you’d have to find something to do, so guys would just go along and find some amazing areas of the coastline. You’d scramble along, find something to jump off. We came up with the idea..oh that’s fantastic, and turned it into a commercial activity. We may look like Monty Python, but we are not. Well maybe we are in spirit. We are here on the edge of the coast, and what is going to happen right now? We’re going to head just five minute’s walk over there, and we’re going to do some scrambling along the rocks, find some waves to play in and do some jumps. This is the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. It’s 186 miles long. It’s beautiful. This place is famous for walking paths. You can consider what we’re doing….. walking with a bit more of an extreme edge to it. We just got out of the ocean, and we’re going to warm up with a pint because here in the U.K., the pints are room temperature, so it should be a nice drink to have right now. Every time we travel to the U.K., I always love the first pint. it’s like… the first pint is the greatest. Little Cat Stevens remix there? Here’s to a great trip, Brother. May we have an awesome trip through Wales, starting off with a Welsh ale. Some people have commented that we are at our best in the British Isles. I think that’s because we feel very comfortable here. We have Irish, Scottish, English ancestry. We don’t think that we are Welsh. What I like about this place is that it feels a nice balance of familiar and foreign. It’s British, but it’s a part of Britain we’ve never been to. We know that this is a country with huge heritage, tons to discover, and this is only the first day. I say, “Cheers.” Cheers, Wales. “Lechyd da.” “Lechyd da.” All right guys, if you enjoyed that video, you know what to do: give it a thumbs-up, share it with your friends, and subscribe and turn on notifications if you have not already. Stay tuned for the rest of the series. Tomorrow we are going to explore the history and heritage of Wales, so stay tuned and in the meantime, stay curious, keep exploring, and we’ll see you on the road. Peace.