Travelodge Porthmadog Hotel
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... refusing to move. Naturally, we walked on and she eventually conceded defeat.) But against all odds she loved climbing up and down the mountainside! Go figure.
Going down we still had to help out with some of the big steps, since they were carved out the actual rockface, but going up the other side was a joy. She also pointed out all the places the gnomes live, so we learned something too.
We were all pretty ...
... a conversation in Welsh and speak English as well. Very unusual. The people and the countryside here are wonderful. The landscape is lovely forested mountains with stone walled cottages and villages scattered along the way, and the rugged Atlantic coast appearing at times.
A driving day but glorious weather. We drove off the island, saying goodbye to the green expanses of farms and back into the mountains of Snowdonia. After a few kilometres on challengingly narrow roads, we got back on the A470 and sped our way to Brecon. Brian has caught my cold so it is just as well that we have an easier day. Arriving at Peterstone Hotel in Brecon, we were advised that the room would not be ready until 3ish. So we ...
... of Wales and the Irish coast.
Next, we drove to Beaumaris to visit their famous castle. Beaumaris is a coastal village with lots of atmosphere. Many tea shops and ice cream places. The castle was built in the late 1200's by Edward I when he fought and defeated the Prince of Wales. It was one of 12 castles he built to consolidate his power. The design incorporated a high circular wall inside the main outer wall. It was ...
... old hippie". He was about 70 with long grey hair, a wispy grey beard and granny glasses who made and sold honey and mead. Very entertaining. He gave her some honey for her cold and we bought some mead. We drove on, across the bridge, to the Isle of Anglesey and our "old mansion" du jour. As usual it is off the beaten track, with lovely grounds and modernized rooms. Very Downton Abbey-ish. We explored a bit then went for a ...