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Travel Blogs from Caernarfon
... 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. ...
... 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 ...
... few days have been wonderful - hot and slightly humid, but with very little air movement, which seems to exacerbate the feeling of heat. We have had temperatures in the late 20's, but when there's no breeze and the heat is coming up off the pavement, it's well into the 30's. Beautiful!
Today we headed north to Caernarfon, where we visited the majestic Caernarfon Castle, built between 1283 and 1330 by King Edward I ...
... to create this weird but wonderful seaside utopia, designing and building many of the ornate structures himself. 50 years later, at the age of 90, he declared it complete. All the buildings are heritage-listed, and done out in a pastel palette of salmon, lavender, lemon and pale blue. Apparently it is also where the cult TV series The Prisoner was filmed in the 60's (I'm too young to remember it!) We had a lovely ...
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