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... 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 ...
Some days, the public transport system is not all that user=friendly. Luckily, this is the exception, rather than the rule. Today, to move to Wales, we were scheduled to take 3 trains and a bus.
(We wondered at the bus part, because there IS a train station at Porthmadog. More on that later.) The first train performed well (pat pat). The second train was to get us to our connection with just 6 minutes to spare. It ended up running 18 minutes ...
... around the mountain. Though one day we’d like to climb it, we did get some lovely views on the drive – even pulling over several times to let me have a look and snap some photos.
Another long winding drive got us back to our yurt, though we’ve been enjoying our audio book on sustainable food culture, so we’re not precisely sorry for the length of time in the car. A brief nap, and we were ...
... these days.
Our facilities consist of eco-toilets down the hill, near where we parked our car (should be interesting at night) and an eco-shower should we desire a luke-warm spritz in the mornings.
In the afternoon, the yurt was a touch warm, which I thought boded well for the night. But by the time we came back from dinner and started brushing our teeth, it was a touch on the frigid side. Hopefully, the comforter will do the trick ...
... 101 states don't go near a fricking cow with a calf. you will die.
I was stunned. literally ready to say f*ck the sea, turn around and go the 10km back home. until the bull behind bellowed. ok then, a break in the fence over there may help. trudged thru a good 4 inches of "mud", skirted around (with a 100 eyes watching) and eventually made it past.
while muttering (extensively), we made it out of ...