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... round to the north west gets abandoned, mainly because there's no chance of shortening it if the weather takes another turn for the worse (as seems very likely). So instead, it's going to be a quick blast up Corn Du and Pen y Fan. By the time we're passing the minor summit of Y Gyrn, it's started raining. Not at 3.00pm or 12.00 noon, but at 11.00am. Typical.
On the way up the north west ridge of Corn Du, there's a few brief glimpses of the summit, and of the view below, but ...
Tickets are booked, Visa accepted and only 3 weeks and 4 days to go (not like i'm counting the days, hours and minutes down....)
Decided to write my first blog before I leave so I can look back on my travels and remember how scared/excited I was about the whole experience.
Plans are still not in place, all I know is that I've got a ticket to New Zealand and I'll go from there. Which is not like me at all, I like to have a plan (could be interesting). ...
... the light was super bright and the roads completely deserted. Just as well.
We went over the top and down to Lake Vyrnwy which was a little disappointing after the magnificent vistas we had seen whilst driving over the mountains of Snowdonia itself.
A place which breathed history, we walked round it. Unfortunately the Bell Museum was shut, but there was much to ponder upon.
... of Charles I and was taken by Parliamentary forces in 1646. In the aftermath, the castle was slighted, or deliberately put beyond military use; after the restoration of Charles II, the Somersets declined to restore the castle. Raglan Castle became first a source of local building materials, then a romantic ruin, and is now a modern tourist attraction. - Wikipedia We had our dinner at a local pub - The Pandy's and found our way back much to our ...
... the kids can play 'safely' with parents and teachers there to supervise and play alongside. The children are anything from babies to five years old. Amongst the activities there is a tools table. On the table are full size hammers, saws and nails. It's not rocket science!
Gumboots - wellies
Togs - swimming costume. Michelle laughed at this one and said 'yeah you're just a bit formal'