Beautiful, magical Wales!

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View from the front door of our holiday retreat!

I love Wales, if you hadn’t noticed! We stayed at a little place that is a 10 minute walk to the beach, and a 5 minute walk to a pub! There was a little shop up the road in the opposite direction. Perfect! Our usual vacation day is: get up, breakfast (toast, croissants, muffins or crumpets) go out, lunch out, pick up sandwiches for dinner and come back, sit around, read, watch telly, go to bed! Yes, we are living on the edge! But vacation is supposed to be a time to recharge and we all recharge in different ways.

The way through Snowdonia is a bit tricky sometimes. This year a lot of the roads were being resurfaced. Also, poor Sid had a tummy bug that hit when we were already on our way. We stopped a lot! The roads through the mountains are sometimes quite precarious, close to the edge! But the scenery is breathtaking. And there are lots of cute sheep to look at on the way! 

 

So, when we first got to our holiday haven, Sid went to sleep immediately till the next morning. I read a whole book. Then went to bed. Luckily the next day found his tummy in working order, but we still took it easy. Walked down to the aforementioned pub and had lunch, then walked up to the little shop to get a few things. Came home read, etc.

Monday, we went into Porthmadog, looked in the shops, and road on the West Highland Heritage railway. Its not a long ride, but enjoyable. They had a little railway museum there too. 

On Tuesday, we went to ride the train that runs along the lake at Bala, and of course, stopped in the town to have a look at the shops and had lunch. Bought some socks that say Cymru on them, that’s Welsh for Wales.  Its pronounced Kim-Ree, well, that’s as close as I can get to it.

Well, I had to get at least one train pic in

Wednesday we went to Betsw y Coed. A lovely mountain town. No train, just beautiful scenery…oh and a model train shop and exhibit…well, what can I say, we like trains! There is a water fall right at the top of  the main road in town with a lovely stone bridge over it. Its called Swallow Falls, I’m guessing because there are two bits that come together to make the cascade, like a swallow’s tail. Good ice cream at the little shop! And we had real Welsh Rarebit inWales! LOL!

That’s two pics, not a double falls!

On Thursday we went up Mt. Snowdon which I dealt with in a previous blog!

And Friday was a quiet day, to rest up for the drive back. Another trip into Porthmadog and lunch…it was a really rainy day that day. All in all, we were quite lucky, it rained a lot, but the timing was good, it stopped in the morning for us to go out and continued in the evening.  We even had 2 days without any rain. Quite an accomplishment in Great Britain!

The landlady likes pink

 

 

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