One of Those Days
Trip Start May 22, 2009
197Trip End Feb 16, 2010
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But once we got rolling it wasn’t too terrible. Big plusses to cycling in the rain:
1. No sunburn
2. If you’re thirsty, just open your mouth!
We had been very anxious about today’s cycling route as it took us along a ‘Dual
But then we lost the path and had to negotiate on our own for awhile again. We found another labeled cycle path, but it took us quite far away from the more direct road, and consequently up more hills! It was waaaay past lunch, and poor Sharilyn was hungry and grumpy from the rain and in no mood for hills! Thankfully they were down tiny windy country roads with lots of sheep to keep tempers at bay.
Eventually we got to BONGOR of which we had heard negative things. ½ starved, I decided to bite the bullet and pay 6 pounds for a wrap and potato chips (around $12!). Of course, upon traveling another few blocks we found a grocer where items were much more
Spirits sunk, I had little effort left in my legs and took forever to get up the slightest of inclines. Seeing a sign for a caravan park lifted hopes, but it didn’t show tents on the sign. We decided to chance it - surely there would be space for one little tent on a large country property!
Slowly the sun started to poke it’s way through the clouds and we found it. Rest at last and a place to dry out our gear. This nice quiet spot out of the way is wonderful and cost only 8 pounds for the night. Makes up for last night’s gouge.
Made an amazing dinner of steak and grilled vegetables. So good that as I glanced over at Brian cutting into his first bite of steak I saw a big trickle of drool dripping off his chin in anticipation J
We’re finally far enough into Wales that Welsh is more commonly spoken than English. All signs are in both Welsh and English and the names of towns are amazing. To date, my favourite that we passed through was: LLANFAIRPWLLGWYNGYLL. Still to come on the way to the ferry are: GAARWEN, CAERGEILIOG, and TRAERDDUR.