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Travel Blogs from Caernarfon
... haha. Also was sick the rest of the day. Still no regrets! You Only Wales Once we say here.
Drawing an end to this blog entry. Had a fancy brunch with Jacob yesterday. He made breakfast pizza and we had tea, fruit, muffins, mimosas, and sorbet for dessert. It was absolutely amazing. Then later in the day we went with Jacob’s friend Mark and a group to the pier to go crabbing – actually caught about 9 crabs and then later ...
... listened to the BBC symphony orchestra playing on the esplanade along the beach. Have included pics of wooden statues of characters from Alice in Wonderland. The real Alice holidayed here in the late 19th century as did Lewis Carroll who based the stories on her and then told them to her and her sisters. Off to Ireland on the 7.30 ferry so early start ...
... wild goats a ski lift, long walks and great views. This afternoon we drove across some of the most beautiful and in places rugged countryside we have seen to Port Meirion in the Snowdonia national park. Tomorrow off to the Snowden railway which takes us to the 1000m summit. Forecast looking ok for good ...
... was farther into town than we'd gotten before. There were a few cute stores, a mall, lots of restaurants, even a carnival a ways away (it was about a third the size of the SJV Festival). The center is marked with a clock tower, which I was glad to see because it seems to be an icon of Bangor. I found a secondhand, buy-and-sell bookstore (Snowden Books) that had the exact book I was looking for (One Day) for super ...
... and was the largest and most imposing of the many remaining castles on the coast (the castle we saw in Beaumaris was part of the same string of military buildings). The one in Caernarfon also has some superfluous towers to make it look more imposing, and was built in the Roman style as a subliminal message meant to comparing the English invasion to that of the Romans (the Welsh had lots of respect for the Romans, apparently). Later, we were told that ...
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