As predicted, the wet weather arrived and has stayed with us all day apart from the very occasional glimpse of blue sky but nothing to get excited about. We drove back to Ambleside and by 11.30 am we were out in the woods having a walk in the wet!!!! As you can see, just the … More Saturday 19th August – Walk in the Lakes District and Theatre
What started as a slow day ended up with us packing in a great deal of activities. We had a slow start to our morning as it was raining and we felt like we deserved a sleep in after last week of early starts to pack in all the sight seeing in northern Wales. Our … More Friday 18th August – Windemere to Keswick
Travel day today. We had a 250km drive from our place in Wales where we have been for the last six days to Bowness on Windermere in the Lakes District. We had a bit of a detour on the way and popped into Blackpool which we had never been to before. The weather held out … More Thursday 17th August – Rhydymain to Bowness on Windemere
Final day with Eirian and Dewi touring their surrounds. Love the driving in Wales where all the roads are narrow and windy and often you are going through a tunnel of very leafy green trees. Lots of low stone walls along the edges of the road and moss everywhere. An extremely damp climate here with … More Wednesday 16th August – Rhydymain and surrounds
According to the weather forecast, today should have been a total wash out but that didn’t eventuate which was a bonus. Our first port of call today was to go to the picturesque town of Beddgelert. There is a shaggy dog story related to the village but today it is about its quaint appeal. The … More Tuesday 15th August – Beddgelert, Wales
Gosh it is wet today. Good Welsh sodding rain soaking into everything. Our modus operandi was for inside activities. First port of call was to an old slate quarry where we did an underground tour including a boat ride across an underground lake – not possible to take photos. It was then off to this … More Monday 14th August – Rhydymain and surrounds.
We had a window of opportunity with some fine weather so it was a matter of putting on the walking boots and head out to do the Precipice Walk in them thar hills. This walk was about four miles around a hill covered in heather which was turning purple due to the time of year. … More Sunday 13th August – Rhydymain and surrounds.
Day of discovery today. First port of call was a hair cut for the both of us. We went off to the town of Dolgellal with Dewi who had organised it for us and the three of us than proceeded to get our locks shorn. It only cost us £7 each and both with very … More Saturday 12th August – Rhydymain and surrounds.
So the modus operandi today involved stately home, seaside town and castles. Our first port of call was to Penrhyn Castle which was completed in 1840 by a wealthy Slate/Sugar industrialist. The castle only remained in the family 100 years as after that death duties ruined the family. The UK is the only country in … More Friday 11th August – Rhydymain, Cymru (Wales)
Spent a very enjoyable evening with Al, Ads, Milla, Ollie and Bronte in Hilversum. We also had the last opportunity to take a last walk to the hyda with Bronte and Ali. We also reacquainted ourselves with the rest of our belongings which we have not seen for three months. We had forgotten just how … More Thursday August 10th – Hilversum to Manchester, UK