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Wales (finally)


We spent a week in a cottage in Snowdonia, North Wales, at the start of June.  Pip’s family (Gin, Jo, Sally, David and the beagles), and Frances, came for the long weekend.  Jo H and Alex replaced them for the rest of the week.


On Father’s Day we climbed Mount Snowdon, and Sally and Frances took Laurie up on the steam train and to see a castle.  In return I took lots of photos of cottongrass for Frances.


We visited Portmeirion (location for The Prisoner), and went on the Blaenau Ffestiniog Steam Railway.


On the Monday we had a beautiful day on the Llyn peninsula, and the Ty Coch inn on the beach.


During the rest of the week we went to Conwy castle, to see the puffins at Holy Island and South Stack lighthouse on Anglesey (and Pip got attacked by a seagull), and we took Laurie down a slate mine when it rained.


After Wales we crawled up the M6 to visit Griff and Clare, celebrating Pat & Joe’s (Mr & Mrs Griff senior) Golden Wedding anniversary in a cottage in the lakes with their extended family.  It rained, so we had a barbeque in the garden.  Coincidentally we bumped into Pip’s Mum & Dad who happened to be staying in a castle (and headquarters of the World Owl Trust) down the road.


Sally and David’s Photos here.

My photos here.

Our Snowdon route here (and Google Earth here).

The panoramic movies of Snowdon and Porth Dinllaen.


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