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  • Day30

    Wales day 28 Mon 21 May 2018

    May 21 in the United Kingdom

    Another day of beautiful weather. Full English breakfast at Beacons Guest House. I ate everything as usual and Yvonne skipped the baked beans and black pudding. She gives me the mushrooms and hash brown. I should be getting fat. Followed the verbal directions to find the start of our walk but drove seven miles the wrong way as the roundabout sign did not have the welsh named town starting with M the two separate people referred to, but had another town starting with M in another direction. Eventually started the classic Beacons Horseshoe walk from the Storey Arms. Walked up the tourist path to Corm du then across a saddle to Pen y Fan which is only 886 metres high and full of people including school groups on a Monday. Leaving the crowd we descended and over another saddle to reach the Cribyn peak and ridge. At the end we had morning tea while looking at where we would walk next. Descended to a road that followed the valley and followed it till we were above a dam wall then walked through a boggy field to reach the dam. We had lunch under pine trees before following a track and walked cross country to reach the path ascending Fan y Big. Followed paths all the way to the car. Washed clothes and shower before dinner back at the George Hotel (only pub with food on Mondays).Read more

  • Day31

    Wales day 29 Tue 22 May 2018

    Yesterday in the United Kingdom

    Sorted out phone number and photo transfer between phones during breakfast. (Use email attachment). Drove to Brithdir including a couple of miles along a lane so narrow the proximity sensors were sounding constantly. A local at Brithdir kindly directed us to the start of our planned two mile walk which was where we parked the car. The walk was basically an uphill path to the top of a small hill (175 metre climb) with a wonderful 360 degree view. While we ate some lunch jet fighters were flying past (a bit like Top Gun movie). After the walk we drove to Llanbreris. On a narrow section of road I decided there was insufficient room to pass an oncoming bus so reversed over 100 metres to a large wide area to avoid damaging the car. The stairs at Idan B&B were so steep to my booked room on the second floor with the shared toilet and shower on the floor below Yvonne moved us to a better room on the second floor. Maybe we will be billed extra but I am OK with that.Read more

  • Day176

    Caerdydd yng Nghymru

    February 2 in the United Kingdom

    Der Titel meiner Fotoreihe sieht zwar aus wie ein dicker fetter Schreibfehler - heißt aber übersetzt aus dem walisischen: "Cardiff in Wales". Die Haupstadt von Wales läd ein zum bummeln und die zu Zeit genießen bei einem mittelalterlichen/modernen Flair.

    #thank you guys for the suprisingly day :-)

  • Day11

    Early start and another birthday!

    July 25, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    About an hour ago we all began to get up and prepare for the first part of our long journey to Japan. First up; a bus journey from Cardiff to Heathrow airport.
    Everyone is in their uniforms and we look very smart as a unit (even if we do say so ourselves!)
    Croissants for breakfast followed by packing away our over night bags and another chorus of Happy Birthday. This time it's Georgia's birthday and we had a surprise visit from her mum with cake for everyone. Happy birthday Georgia!
    Now a quick uniform check and then onto the bus for the first section of our journey.
    Japan, we're coming!
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  • Day10

    Bayden Scout Hall

    July 24, 2015 in the United Kingdom

    We're all together at our meeting point and after some final checks and preparations and lots of pizza we're now practicing our party pieces for Japan with the help of Seb's parents. We can't give away our secret ideas just yet but all will be revealed in a few days time when we perform in Japan!
    Today we've also had our first of many Jamboree birthdays. Gwyn had a lovely rendition of Happy Birthday sung to him by the unit whilst he unwrapped a special gift from everyone. Happy birthday Gwyn!
    The adventure really has begun now and with an early start in the morning, we wish you all good night!
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  • Day17

    Our last night as a family in Cardiff

    August 18, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Staying at the holiday inn and we have free time until dinner.
    Went for a stroll through the park next to the castle. Wondered around until we stopped for lunch.
    Ready for dinner. Massive buffet dinner, only you can order meals and get them made fresh.
    Such a great night out, I'm going to miss these guys.

  • Day16

    Made it to Wales!

    August 17, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Sleep was Found, chocolate was consumed. Now it is time to start the day in a new country.
    Back to pounds as now in the UK.
    Loving it already! Looks beautiful. Lots of sheep. History is barely bloody with wars.
    Visited the gorgeous Pontcysyllte aqueduct that was built by Thomas Telford in 1800. This is the largest canal in Britain.

  • Day24

    The Mumbles, South Wales

    September 12, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    Travelled from Wellington, Somerset to Pencoed, South Wales. We had a relaxing day walking around the shoreline of Langland Bay. There are great paths on the foreshore and could've walked around a number of bays but time didn't allow. We were lucky to get sunshine and no rain until late in the day. After we lunched in a great cafe overlooking the bay we drove around to The Mumbles a quiet seaside village which is on the opposite side of the bay to Swansea. We went for another stroll along the shore before heading off to visit Shirley Price's in-laws and friends of Mim's in Port Talbot. Had a great afternoon listening to their lilting banter all with different accents, Welsh, English, London and Cockney.Read more

  • Day27

    North Wales

    September 15, 2017 in the United Kingdom

    The small snippets I see of the UK make me want to come back and stay awhile longer so I can take it all in and have time to walk around and experience each of the places. Today's drive was amazing so many great, unexpected surprises. We left Stratford-Upon-Avon headed north west to Llangollen, in North Wales we walked along the River Dee and around the village before heading through the mountains taking the Pass of Llanberis. The scenery from Betws-y-Coed to Brynrefail was magnificent. The water from the mountains was tumbling down in rivulets and small waterfalls gushing into the growing river that was bursting at its banks and escaping into the green sodden pastures. The sheep and cows were peacefully ignorant of the rain and chewing at the lush green grass. As we wind through the Pass you have a stunning view of the mountains that have crumbled away to form large land slips made up of enormous boulders. Then the hillsides change again, now the mountains are scarred, purple and black the result of slate mining. We find ourselves at the village of Llanberis at the foothill of Snowden Mountain. Snowden Mountain another area to stay and explore.

    From here we travel on to Caernarfon Castle on the West Coast of Wales near Anglesey. We visited the Castle, which saw the investiture of Prince Charles to the Crown back in 1969. As we were so close we had to visit the town with the longest name in Wales, Llanfairpwllgwyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogoch. Then a quick reminiscent visit for Mim to Ruthin Castle which today is a British Hotel. Then finally onto Wrexham, Wales for our overnight stay.
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  • Day12

    #FangeinSchafbeimHobbit

    May 14 in the United Kingdom

    Heute in Wales, einem wahrlich sehr schönen Land von GB.
    Es ging von Llanthony nach Hay-on-Wye durch eine 15 km lange Etappe auf einer nur 2m Breiten Straße. Diese schlängelte sich ununterbrochen so dass man nicht wusste, wann einem einer entgegen kommt.
    Was natürlich geschah. Also Buchte suchen und aus 2x2m breiten Autos eine 2m durchfahrt möglich machen. Hammer.

    Belohnt wurden wir durch eine sehr schöne Hügellandschaft in den Blackmountains.
    Als Tagesaufgabe gab es hier hier die Pflicht ein Schaaf zu fangen, was natürlich nicht gelang.
    Jetzt geht es weiter zur Küste mach Nordwales
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You might also know this place by the following names:

Wales, Kembre, Gal·les, Cymru, Kimrujo, Gales, Pays de Galles, Galles, Velsas, Уэльс

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