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  • Day143

    Harlech to Betws-y- Coed

    November 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 3 °C

    After freezing at Barmouth we enjoyed the 30 min drive north up the West Welsh coast to the beautiful little town of Harlech and it’s central castle.
    We didn’t actually go into the castle due to the failing light (at 2.30pm!!!) and the cost of $15 each!
    However we enjoyed the outside and the view of the valley.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlech_Castle

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harlech

    Back in the car it was a beautiful drive through Snowdonia National Park to our destination of Betws-y-coed- lots of low stone walls, road side rivers, winter trees and beautiful light.
    Tonight we are staying v rurally on Mae’s Madog Cottages where we have cooked our dinner and opened the complimentary bottle of bubbly!!
    Tmrw it’s a walk in Snowdonia NP but it won’t be up Snowdon itself as there is sleet and snow forecast and a summit temp of -8degs!

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betws-y-Coed

    http://www.snowdoniacottages.net/
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  • Day143

    Aberystwyth to Barmouth

    November 21, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 5 °C

    We woke to a dry and windy day and the rain clouds were nowhere to be seen as we headed north up the coast an hour to Aberystwyth.
    Aberystwyth is a coastal town which sadly appeared a bit tired and run down but people were lovely.
    We had a coffee at Sophie’s Bach- it was like being in her living room with her little daughter and whole family in Situ, “Sir John” having a bacon butty and a few more locals- great coffee and snacks though and it warmed us up as we were freezing!
    Back to the car we drove 1.5 hours up the road to Barmouth, another coastal town accessed by a beautiful bridge and fronted by a wide expanse of sand.
    It was only 5 degs with a wind chill factor of -5degs so we had a quick walk on the beach to the waters edge before hurriedly getting back to the car to warm up.
    Next it was off to Harlech.....

    https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/www.packthepjs.com/creature-comforts-sophie-bachs-aberystwyth-wales/amp/

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barmouth
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  • Day4

    T+4: Lunchtime

    May 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Typical British Food:
    Fish & Chips with mashed peas and - of course - malt vinegar.

    Great location, nice view, good food,, good coffee, amazing weather and best accompaniment possible.

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  • Day176

    Cath and Jo’s Wedding on Xmas Eve

    December 24, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ☁️ 8 °C

    This was an incredible, last minute secret wedding in Mold, North Wales between 2 of my oldest friends Cath and Jo.
    The morning dawned with a mixture of sun and cloud.
    After a family breakfast, K and I headed into Mold with a shopping list of beaded pins for the bouquets, a cake stand, a pair of sparkly tights for Ellen, and a car wash due to yesterday’s prolonged drive through muddy lanes. We couldn’t have the brides arriving covered in mud!
    The next 2 hours flew by and many random shops, K needing an Interpreter over the beaded pins and a car wash later we finally got back to the girls at 1pm.
    K kindly took Ellen to look at the horses whilst I jumped in the shower, got ready and made sure I had the rings and the girls were all good.... despite looking extremely nervous they were totally ready before I was.
    K and E got back with stories of the horses and before long it was 2pm.... time for some photos at home and then Into the car for the 15 min drive to Mold Registry office just below Theatre Clwyd...... lots of nerves!!!
    There was a beautiful light as we arrived and after a few photos outside where poor E felt freezing it was inside for last minute toilet breaks and then we were off.
    Cath and Jo had a v small and intimate ceremony with just K and I, Ellen and then Andrea ( jo’s uni friend with her husband Neil and 2 boys, Alfie and Oliver). Phil taking the photos finished off the small entourage.
    It was all v lovely and I had a nervous moment when I couldn’t get the ring box open but Ellen helped and all was good!!
    After the lovely ceremony it was back home to the girls house for bubbly and party food all ready prepared.
    Sadly at 5.30pm we had to say our sad goodbyes as we had a 6 hour drive home to Cornwall.
    The traffic was non- existent and seeing we made the motorways as planned we actually got home at 11pm.
    The flat was clean, tidy and ready for Xmas day trmw.
    Congratulations Cath and Jo!!
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  • Day141

    Manchester to Tenby- Hello Wales!!

    November 19, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌧 9 °C

    A v sad farewell to Sonia, Jude and Manchester this am as we headed to the train station for the 09.31 to Cardiff.
    A very easy journey passing the dense fog and flooded fields saw us arrive in Cardiff on time.
    An Uber took us to Europcar where we picked up our transport for the next 10 days/ nights.
    Having no plans we just headed west finding a coffee in Pwll before finding ourselves some accommodation in Tenby. It was now dark and raining at 4.30pm when we checked into The Cottage Court Hotel.
    The room hardly has enough floor space to move but it’s warm and clean so that’s fine.
    K and I walked 15 mins into town and had the hugest fish and chips for dinner at the Coach and Horses pub in town.
    Now back in our tiny room looking forward to exploring south west wales tmrw.
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  • Day142

    Mwnt

    November 20, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌬 6 °C

    Wales turned on beautiful weather for us this afternoon as we drove through Fishguard, went for a coffee at Cat Rock Cafe at Newport Golf course with beautiful sea views and ended up in Mwnt.
    We have a great little bungalow accommodation tonight at Pant Glas- a working farm 10 mins south of Mwnt , on the west coast of sunny Wales.
    Settled in with a Wairau Cove Sav Blanc and wedding cheese!

    https://www.catrock.co.uk/

    https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/mwnt
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  • Day3

    Llanthony Priory

    May 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    Een vroegere klooster wat inmiddels een ruïne is geworden. Gaaf om te zien. De weggetjes er naartoe waren smal, maar net begaanbaar. Inmiddels zijn we onderweg naar St. Davids, het kleinste stadje van de UKRead more

  • Day3

    Good night

    May 13, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ 🌙 11 °C

    Vanuit de daktent een mooi uitzicht, we duiken lekker vroeg ons bed in vandaag, zodat we morgen vroeg op pad kunnen voor de offroad challenge. Eens kijken of die 4x4 van ons het allemaal aan kan en Martijn de snorkel er niet voor niets op heeft gezet :) Welterusten allemaal!Read more

  • Day149

    Bangor and Beaumaris

    November 27, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 7 °C

    We had a sleep in in our lovely little cottage allowing the rain to stop before heading into Bangor.
    Got a few jobs done.... including printing out our rugby tickets for Saturday!!
    The ladies in the library were more than lovely.
    Sadly Bangor high street has turned into all charity shops and poundland and generally looks rundown. However one charity shops had been donated a shed load of new Ted Baker gear so came away with a bargain price brand new jumpsuit!!
    Next it was a drive to see Beaumaris Castle before heading home for lunch.
    After lunch we drove back the 15 mins to Newborough Beach and had a beautiful hours walk on this special beach. K was enamoured with the razor clam shells that littered the beach whilst I love the green and purple rocks.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beaumaris_Castle

    http://www.cerrigybarcud.co.uk/llanddwyn-island.htm
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  • Day4

    On road

    May 14, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 14 °C

    We wilden vandaag de offroad route doen, maar helaas bleek het een onroad te zijn. Gelukkig wel met mooie uitzichten en toch wel erg scherpe bochten en steile hellingen. De versnellingsbak stopte er op den duur mee, we konden toen alleen nog in z'n 2, terugschakelen ging dan ook niet meer. Wanneer we een tegenligger zagen, moest de auto eerst van contact af, voordat we weer weg konden rijden. Hulp of afstand van Den Hartogh heeft geholpen. Koppeling meerdere keren indrukken (pompen) en dat hielp 🎉
    Morgen waarschijnlijk poging 2 voor een offroad, maar eerst zsm naar Liverpool om een overnachtingsplek te vinden.
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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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