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... good) and I bought a Welsh love spoon as a souvenir. We spent a lot of time in tea shops reading and drinking copious amounts of earl gray. We also consumed an excellent number of pints at the Albion, which was voted the best pub in Wales last year.
Wales is so incredibly pet friends. People brought their dogs almost everywhere! Any time you were in a pub there were always multiple dogs to pet and it was fantastic! Peter and I closed out our trip by having a ...
... br> on one of the small cafes or a personal favorite, the tea room at the end of
the pier and soak up the sun as the water glides underneath you.
Stunning views of the surrounding towns greet you, on a
clear day you can even make out the houses down in LLanfairefechan. It gives you
view of Anglesey that you can’t find elsewhere, Snowdonia mountain ...
... there is only about a 10% wastage.
The guided tour of the 'Deep Mine' takes you down a couple of hundred feet into the caverns made by the quarrying of the slate. Our guide was Val, the fifth generation of her family to not only live in Blaenau Ffestiniog, but to work at Llechwedd! Her grandmother was born in the village on the quarry itself, in a building that is now used by the ziplining people to suit up. It was great to have someone who was so ...
... to find something for dinner. The town here reminds me a lot of Innisfail of a nighttime - by 6pm the place is pretty much deserted!
Tomorrow I'm moving on again, catching the Conwy Valley train line down to Blaenau Ffestiniog for a couple of ours or so, and then on to Porthmadog. I just hope there's somewhere in Blaenau Ffestiniog to store my backpack, otherwise it'll be a pain to lug that around the whole time!