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Travel Blogs from Barmouth
... Fishguard. Here we learnt that this was the last place on English soil to of been invaded and where the French surrendered with the Thanks to the ladies of Fishguard. They say that all the women dressed in army uniform or colour and walked the perimeter of the harbour which made the French army believe they were out numbered..It was also here that another lady took 12 French hostage by only having a pitch fork and she apparently became quite famous. ...
Back to Wales today to see Port Meirion. If anyone watched prisoner (the English one,many years ago) it was filmed there. It is a quaint place that is not what it seems, some of the buildings look quite huge but in realty it is just a facade. Although on saying that you can rent out some of the little cottages or there is a hotel there you can stay ...
What lovely scenery in Wales, the place is so green, we decided to go to Snowdonia, it was a bit to far to walk up to the top so we took the train, which took 1hr to get to the top we had a real quick 1/2 hr there then we had to catch the train back down - another 1hr. It was quite misty up there but we managed to get some photos unfortunatly we couldn't see the coast at all.
... called it. Unfortunately the boys are being horribly obnoxious and the gorgeous views we've seen all day have been wasted on them. They prefer to play on the rocks on the beach and Chris and I don't mind listening to the quiet that ensues. Walking along the beach checking on the kids, they were never out of our sight Mom, I see so many flat shale rocks and I think about all those times we skipped rocks along the riversides with my Dad every summer ...
Yesterday we left the Hobnail Inn near Tewksbury in
Gloucestershire where we had a great night at the pub talking to the locals and
headed west into Wales. Our first
destination was ‘Gliffaes’ a country hotel and lodge which is owned by a
distant relative. It is a magnificent
place with beautiful gardens. We made ourselves known at reception and were
greeted by James the owner (his wife is the ...