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... hotel and cottage facilities for overnight stays.
(It also is the site of Festival Number 6, a three day affair honoring the late ‘60s cult TV show “The Prisoner” starring Patrick McGoohan, which was filmed at Portmeirion. The festival had just ended the day before we arrived.)
Williams-Ellis and his wife Amabel had two daughters. One of them, Susan, is the one who created Portmeirion ...
... us up for the challenge ahead.
Up early and greeted by a huge welsh breakfast we scoured the map and planned our route up Tryfan. Never do I get tired of the majesty of the Ogwen valley. As you drive out of Capel Curig and into the curve of the valley the mountains tower on each side with ribbon like misfit rivers thunder down into LLyn Ogwen, The intensity of scale, colour and sounds always shatters the glib modern life.
So today was the last day and the time to fly home. A nice late(ish) start to the day began with our (rough) ride to JFK to check on for our flight home only to find that it had been delayed for an hour and a half! After sorting out the connecting flight we headed through to the gate to wait... On board the plane Lufthansa were clearly trying to make up for the delay by feeding us with alcohol, Matt managed to grab three beers as well as ...
... which was built on the site of a Roman fort.
We then drove out to Bodnant Garden which is a National Trust 80 acre property of garden! Amazing gardens which are split into two parts, the terraced gardens and the informal lawns and we spent at least 2-3 hours there just walking around and the sun came out for a short time! They have 24 fulltime gardeners and 40 volunteers.
Another great day!
Another quiet day and lunch with Richard, Olwyn, Llyr, Alun and Catherine....David and Francis's son and family. Llyr has played cricket in Western Australia and Alun is planning on coming to Australia soon. Last year we visited Richard's dairy, and Richard will show Graham around again on ...