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... at The Castle Hotel. Since the fanciest clothes we brought were plaid button up shirts we were probably a little under dressed but it was great!
Alas, we eventually had to head home, once again via train. Back to the real world :( I've attached a ton of pictures. Please have a look at them. They are in no particular order and I apologize for the varying quality. I only brought my cell phone on this trip and had to make due with that camera. Thank you all for reading!
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 ...
Travelling is all about curiosity in my opinion. We want to see and do as many things as possible because its new and exciting. Students especially, we spend years in school desperate to get away from home, as far away as possible.
I was no exception. I moved from a small Irish town to Wales to go to university. A first Bangor was amazing. So many new people, new experiences, new sites. But I underestimated the ...
... to allow the tours to take place, and in this day of health and safety, there's probably a collection of backup pumps as well. Some of the unused caverns have also been given over to age cheese. Yep, that's true. Apparently the unchanging temperature makes a great place to leave cheese to mature, and it's a great way to re-use the caverns!
After returning to the surface, Val gave us a quick demonstration on how the slate was split into the right sizes for ...
... woodland and along the side of an enormous estuary (the tide was out of course).
After that we drove to Porthmadog (pronounced Port-maddock), where we took a fantastic, twisting narrow-gauge railway that runs for 13.5 miles up through some beautiful countryside to a town called Blaenau Ffestiniog - the centre of a slate-mining area. Built in the 1830's to haul the slate down the mountain to the port below, the ...