Belle Vue Royal Hotel
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I have never been to Wales before. With ace navigator beside me, through mountainous and twisted roads that often have turn offs in the middle of a bend (?), Mary and I have tried to communicate the name of the next town. Like reading a Russian spy novel, we have had to resort to nicknames, like "pen Hydro death" for "penrhyduedraeth" just to get …
... t surprising when Sarah and Laura filled me in with many stories and the rituals that have become traditions. I must say I was happy to fulfill the Newport CC tradition due to James's absence ;) The drive up to Abba was scenic. The little towns we passed, the hills, the woods, sheep, the Welsh blacks (black Welsh cows) and the streams made part of the natural beauty that made the drive up quicker than it was. It was ...
... to the Hafod, an amazing huge Victorian estate designed to put the elite in touch with nature. It has long since been taken over by government and maintained. Walking paths, waterfalls, forests, lush fields with sheep. We walked for a couple of hours into the valleys and sought a special cave. Steve and Orysia sent us into this darkened entrance first: 25 feet of a curving dark tunnel and then a circular opening showing a gushing waterfall ...
... an old mate from Melbourne, Ray Cassar, now living near Cardiff and working on the Cardiff docks in a science centre. Had to visit, such an old friend. Visited on his lunch break and did the improbable catch up 25 years in an hour. He was well, happy and grey. Thank god for GPS on Jan's phone and a local sim card with unlimited access. The smooth voiced lady tells us where to go.
... Wed to the glistering skin of the flood
While the sound waves I heard
In my blood, could be seen
In cannon pulsed breakers of musical sea
The old harbour wall according to Wikipedia was built by the Romans and is still mainly intact. The tide was in but would guess the inlet is left high and dry at low tide.Walked back along the coastal path and found ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
People are friendly, rooms with ocean view are great, dinning is excellent, only issue is creaking floors. A lovely place to stay
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