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... the place and had such a local connection as well. When you see the size of some of the caverns it's hard to imagine that it was almost all done by hand - hand drilling holes, packing in gunpowder, hoping the fuse didn't blow too early (as did happen to three unfortunately men) and then transporting the slate by hand to the carts that would take it out of the mountain. The tour is fairly well-lit throughout, and at one point they turn the lights out to give you an idea ...
... to look around the associated museum. The Talyllyn railway is a narrow gauge track originally used for hauling slate from the quarry back to the main line. It celebrates it 150 years of existance this year. It was privately owned when the slate operation closed in the 1940's, After the owner died it was operated as a tourist railway by a volunteer preservation society (the first of its kind in the world). The Rev W Awdry was one of the first volunteers and based a number of ...
This week, we did a road trip across Wales. Today we travel from Manchester to Aberystwyth Wales.
Beautiful Castles and participating in Remembrance (Veteran's) Day across Wales/UK.
A fun weekend in New Quay to end the season. Halloween events on Friday, fireworks on the pier and the urban downhill event. The Main Street is closed for the brave cyclists to career from a field above the car park,weaving their way down narrow alleys,down steps and over ramps and all this in under 2 minutes! For once the dolphins were taking second place and the fishermen went on with their daily tasks oblivious to the goings on on ...
A Rosetta Stone on that Welsh dialect, in English...
. . . in Welsh, absolutely doesn't compute
Belleek Pottery in Northern Ireland; Norma just about cleaned them out with goodies for family females. But they package, guarantee unbroken delivery, and mail.
One of their presentation pieces. They have Bill Clinton, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Prince Charles and a host of other ...