Having a Wales of a Time

IMG_3430Friday 11th August

The weather forecast for today wasn’t very good so we decided on a day catching up on jobs in and around the caravan. I was running behind with the blog so I got up to date with that, and Jane did the ironing. We visited the Rhug Estate farm shop late in the afternoon and I was amazed at how many different types of pork pies that they had, I was very restrained and settled on a small selection of just 4 varieties !

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Saturday 12th August

We had pre booked train tickets for a trip up Snowdon and as we drove to the station the weather wasn’t looking promising !

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And on on the the journey up the weather showed no signs of improving

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I was amazed at how many people had climbed to the top in the awful weather.

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But the rain did stop long enough for us to take a selfie of the stunning view!

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Don’t look now but the clouds are lifting!

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The clouds did begin to lift on our downward journey.

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And we got a sense of what we had missed. I will be back, and the next time we will get a site nearer to snowdon so we can react far quicker to the weather and I WILL walk up !

 

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We stopped at Swallow falls on the way back

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And although Jane enjoyed the scenery, she was more excited that the town of Betws-y-coed was near and that the prospect of looking around a fine selection of SHOPS, was getting closer!

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Sunday 13th August

A nearby walk was recommended to us, so after only a 10 minute drive,

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We started the torrent walk,

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Which wended its way down a small quiet valley

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full of interesting flora and fauna.

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After such an energetic stroll, and as the weather was improving we bought the Sunday papers and went to the beach to read them.

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And unbelievably when we returned to the caravan  the sun was still shinning !

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Monday 14th August

Llangollen was the destination of today’s walk, which was entitled the Sun Bank walk…..

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it didn’t quite live up to its name…….

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but it was lovely none the less, and quite a tiring 5 mile walk.

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We finished with a visit to horseshoe falls before our exciting trip to Aldi!

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The drive home took up the famous Horse Shoe pass and the views were stunning!

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Tuesday 15th August

The weather at our campsite today was great so we decided to climb the hill behind us..

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The tracks were a bit muddy

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and some a little wet

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but the peace and tranquility near the top was worth it!

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