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South Wales and Coal Mining

A travel blog entry by bstokesdenver

... forward to learning more. One thing we know for sure is that Wales has always been a center for mining and it wasn’t so long ago that coal was king. At its height there were over 600 mines in South Wales. We head for the Big Pit: National Coal Museum in Blaenavon which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The weather has changed and it’s raining. Not a problem since everything ...

Winding through Wales

A travel blog entry by kathmom


... Dan and me...first, a huge, furry dog came out of the shop(/house?) barking, then just wanting to be petted (we do miss Gracie, so it's good to pet a dog when we can). "Pete's" congenial wife stepped outside the open door to greet us, as their aloof orange cat also pushed past us into the "street", which was completely blocked by a huge truck, with no driver in sight. The small launderette had piles of clothes in process, but at the moment, Pete was on the ...

Narrow Boating - Brecon-Monmouth Canal, Wales

A travel blog entry by clive.atkinson


... boats are narrow, they are quite long, enabling us to sleep, cook, shower etc.
We navigated 10 locks, 1 tunnel (400m long) and about 130 bridges. The bridges narrow where the boat goes under making it tricky to navigate a 50' boat that putts along at 3km/hr max, making life very relaxing.
Some photos don't do justice to the scenery and the wildlife! We even adopted a cat for an hour who, being very nosey, just walked on board as if she owned the ...

Hay-on-Wye, Wales

A travel blog entry by masonsabroad


... works for Brecon Beacons National Park. Had dinner with Sam, partner Michael, daughter Lily and 18mth old son Stellan at Riverside cafe. Sam drove us around the area on the following day but weather was miserable and we missed the great views from the top of Hay Bluff. Narrow lane ways with 8ft hedges and few passing spaces. Doesn't stop locals flying around blind corners. Sam knows ...

Preparing for the off

A travel blog entry by mistere


... ride out to the event and back, the longest time she had spent on a motorcycle. It was the first time I had ridden my bike fully loaded, luggage and pillion. The bike performed brilliantly, the weight took a few miles to get used to but I was pleased how we both performed.

On the way to the event I saw a sign and followed it, it was the route for the off road test area. I turned up this lane as was greeted ...


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