Dolserau Hall Hotel
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... of the largest underground caverns, a mountain biking centre and a group of ziplines through the quarry, but I was there for the underground tour of the old mines.
The Llechwedd quarry opened in 1846 and is still an active quarry today. The mountains surrounding the quarry are largely made up of unused slate - during the Victorian era they had about a 90% wastage from the mining. (I.e. for every 200 tons of slate mined, only 20 was actually usable.) With ...
... in his books on the engines there. Tristan was very excited that the engine for our carriages was "Douglas".
While still in the museum and shop Jo-Ann discovered that her Mastercard was missing. She remembered the shop in Bath that she had last used it and a phone call discovered that it was found and being held for her. We will need to made an unplanned return to Bath next week. We will be relatively close when we get to Cardiff.
Tristan took about 100 photos and videos ...
Bobs big brekky kicked the day off to a great start: a full English breakfast with a new addition, a Scottish scone, which is similar to a piece of flat pita bread and tastes wonderful. We were, once again, amazed at how fortunate we had been with weather, as it was raining again today as we drove to betws-y-coed, again thankful that all the distances were so short and the driving so little.
Todays date is Monday 16/6/14
We went to Wales today, we have been there before but thought it would be good to see it again, the aquaduct is just magnificent and to think 4 years ago we went over it in a narrow boat. After reliving those fond memories we carried onto Llangollen for a look around, the good thing about being in England this time of the year is all the flowers in the streets, every village has them it looks so good.
Keen to do some more route bagging in preparation for our SPA we headed to Craig Caseg Fraith Isaf, which had lots of fairly short routes for our grades. We had a lovely sunny day and managed to get lots of routes done. After some lunch we moved on to Tryfan Bach, a nice big slab of rock taking 2 pitches to sail up. I think I placed 1 bit of gear up for the entire climb! It was so slabby you could pretty much just scramble up it hands and feet. Another good days climbing!