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... got to view old stone cannons that the locals used to carve and fire off in celebration. We met an odd man who brought his pet owl named Samuel into the local pub (he let me take a picture with him) and I got chin booped by an old Welsh sheep farmer who caught us crossing his fields one day. He was a lovely gentlemen but the chin boop would have been much improved if his hands hadn't been covered in God knows what kind of sheep mess.
About mid-week we headed up on ...
... br> on one of the small cafes or a personal favorite, the tea room at the end of
the pier and soak up the sun as the water glides underneath you.
Stunning views of the surrounding towns greet you, on a
clear day you can even make out the houses down in LLanfairefechan. It gives you
view of Anglesey that you can’t find elsewhere, Snowdonia mountain ...
... I have to do everything I can now, like i'm running out of time.
Not the case!
I have all the time in the world. In 4 months I go to Sri Lanka for a month, then I get to go back to Ireland and then to Budapest. Don't forget London as well as that is my permanent base when i'm not in university.
So until then I am going to explore the site nearer to home and see what they have to offer.
... of the largest underground caverns, a mountain biking centre and a group of ziplines through the quarry, but I was there for the underground tour of the old mines.
The Llechwedd quarry opened in 1846 and is still an active quarry today. The mountains surrounding the quarry are largely made up of unused slate - during the Victorian era they had about a 90% wastage from the mining. (I.e. for every 200 tons of slate mined, only 20 was actually usable.) With ...
... r” in the last part.
Back to Conwy, where the biggest landmark is a castle with its massive fortifications. It was built by Edward I, during his conquest of Wales, between 1283 and 1289. A wall surrounds the city, which is small and opens to the sea.
We walked around a bit, and even paid £1 so I could enter what was advertised as “the smallest home in Great Britain.”
It was actually ...