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Travel Blogs from Machynlleth
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.
... friend the discerning Captain Courageous would say, "Don't bother."
The whole town had a heavy air about it and the shops and fast food joints looked grubby and sad.
The drive through Snowdonia although just a taster, was stunning. Not only was the weather kind and the light bright and clear, but the roads were twisty and pretty empty, leaving us to swoosh around the bends unhindered. Good stuff.
Barmouth was a place we wanted to see, so leaving ...
... but driving into the place we knew it would not be.
All the buildings are painted in different colours and although that could make it very twee, it isn't. There is a small harbour, surrounded by old cottages on one side and larger Georgian buildings on the other. Pretty.
We drove up to the front of the hotel and were suddenly aware that we had driven into the middle of a shoot. Apparently, this is the setting for a ...
A month and a half ago I set out on a journey of a lifetime. A spur of
the moment, jump in the deep end sort of journey, totally unplanned with
really not much thought going into it.
Originally I had my place confirmed at Southampton University to study
English Literature and History, something I felt I was doing for the
sake of doing it. My summer 2012 was the most enjoyable of my life,
having traveled to Greece with school ...