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It will take the breath out of you. Battling your way down
the somewhat fraying wooden planks into the center of the straits during a
notorious Welsh storm is the best way to see the pier. Bangor pier is a beacon
in this city. It’s full of tradition, small welsh business that give you goods
as unique as the people who sell them. On a rare summer day one can ...
... I have to do everything I can now, like i'm running out of time.
Not the case!
I have all the time in the world. In 4 months I go to Sri Lanka for a month, then I get to go back to Ireland and then to Budapest. Don't forget London as well as that is my permanent base when i'm not in university.
So until then I am going to explore the site nearer to home and see what they have to offer.
... 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 ...
Unfortunately for me, there really isn't all that much to do in Llandudno in the winter time. There's a lot of interesting attractions, but most of them are only open from about March til November or so. Ah well. Guess I'll just have to come back in the summertime!
After a very nice cooked breakfast at the guest house I'm staying at, I headed out to see what I could find to do today. After wandering around town for ...
Early start today, as I had to be at the ferry port for 8:15am. Luckily it's not too far from the centre of the city. Had to get a taxi out there though, as it would have been a bit too much of a hike to the bus station. Got there in plenty of time though.
The crossing was a little bit rough, but it could have been a lot worse. (The Irish Sea has a bit of a reputation...) The ferry was nice - the HSC Jonathan Swift, a high speed, car-carrying catamaran. ...