Travel Blogs from Penmaenpool
... Fishguard. Here we learnt that this was the last place on English soil to of been invaded and where the French surrendered with the Thanks to the ladies of Fishguard. They say that all the women dressed in army uniform or colour and walked the perimeter of the harbour which made the French army believe they were out numbered..It was also here that another lady took 12 French hostage by only having a pitch fork and she apparently became quite famous. ...
Back to Wales today to see Port Meirion. If anyone watched prisoner (the English one,many years ago) it was filmed there. It is a quaint place that is not what it seems, some of the buildings look quite huge but in realty it is just a facade. Although on saying that you can rent out some of the little cottages or there is a hotel there you can stay ...
What lovely scenery in Wales, the place is so green, we decided to go to Snowdonia, it was a bit to far to walk up to the top so we took the train, which took 1hr to get to the top we had a real quick 1/2 hr there then we had to catch the train back down - another 1hr. It was quite misty up there but we managed to get some photos unfortunatly we couldn't see the coast at all.
... the history of the place. Chris is wandering amongst the ruins avidly taking pictures. We leave the abbey and stop for lunch across the street at the Anchor Inn. We sit outside and drink our beers gazing up at the ruined abbey, smiling that this is not a bad life we have. After lunch we drive to Raglan Castle, a ruined castle courtesy of the English Civil War. Upon exiting the car Julian realizes he's left his sweatshirt at Tintern Abbey, which will require ...
... lit up at night so we are
looking forward to that. The facilities
are staggering. Piped music, central
heating and you would swear you were in a 4 star hotel!
Tomorrow we start heading inland and back to England where
we will visit the dealer we purchased the van from and pick up a second gas
bottle as we have learnt they have a different system in France and we will
need to buy adaptors if we run out of gas.