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... me, this is a sad castle because it had such great potential to be perfect for its purpose and yet never got to prove itself.
It is known as the history teacher's fantasy castle with its 13th century classic proportions and perfect symmetry - sigh!
An aside: We had forgotten how strong and dedicated the Welsh people are to their own Welsh language. Here, most signs are in English and Welsh with Welsh being first. You hear ...
... saw us walking down the hill, took pity on us - asked where we were going - knew the couple here well, loaded us into his car and drove us right here. We NEVER would have found it!!!
The little town is actually quite nice and we are looking forward to our 4 days of activity here.
We should sleep well tonite. Ha Ha!!
Oh, yes - the train station: There is work being done on a couple of miles of track - ergo, no train into this town. ...
... Portmerion is now run by a charitable trust and, presumably, they don’t have enough money to preserve it properly.
For those old enough to remember, the TV series "The Prisoner", with Patrick McGoohan, was filmed at Portmerion. Interestingly, William Ellis was educated at Oundle School – we were in Oundle before going to North Wales!
Our second day was spent in Conwy, a medieval walled town with a castle built by King Edward I ...
... dinner and a chance to find internet, as we’ve some things that need arranging back in the US prior to our arrival.
Tonight is rainy, meaning that there was no thought of making a camp fire. Ben did, however, start a fire in our little stove, which has taken some of the bite off the air inside the yurt. With a hot water bottle to curl up to, I think we’ll manage a better night’s sleep than ...
... these days.
Our facilities consist of eco-toilets down the hill, near where we parked our car (should be interesting at night) and an eco-shower should we desire a luke-warm spritz in the mornings.
In the afternoon, the yurt was a touch warm, which I thought boded well for the night. But by the time we came back from dinner and started brushing our teeth, it was a touch on the frigid side. Hopefully, the comforter will do the trick ...
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