Travel Blogs from Criccieth
... that a couple of people were prepared to claim that the £1 bus fare was the best value for money they'd had for some time!
Sunday morning was bright, but with plenty of showers around. After driving to Croesor, we walked (pretty slowly!) up the west ridge of Moelwyn Mawr, getting into the cloud near the top. As there looked to be a chance of the clag clearing, we had lunch just beyond the summit, in a sheltered spot. No clearance, but some ...
A quote from a famous Welsh anthem, sung by massed choirs. The Welsh are famous for their voices - think Ric*********** and opera singer Bryn Terfel.
Barmouth nestles among the steep hills of Snowdonia on the estuary of the River Mawddach.
... Welsh language is thriving, in fact, many English-speaking children cross the border to attend Welsh-speaking schools and kindergartens. North Wales economy seems to be doing well through tourism, as parts of the coast are covered by huge caravan sites.
We asked someone for directions.
A primary school with a plaque to commemorate Maurice Wilks. A nice story and a local must see.
The hop from there to the next destination should have been a short one, but we were very soon off on another deviation. However, we met an XK coming in the other direction and realised we needed to turn round....
Tacla Taid, the ...
... spot and improve upon it rather than ruin it by developing it.
It is interesting, but just bizarre... and now in need of lick or two of paint.
There are more statues and follies than one can take in; great views out over the Traeth Bach Estuary and houses painted in patchwork pastels.
From there we headed to Porthmadog where we crossed a couple of the steam trains bound for Ffestiniog. This whole area ...