This morning we got up, had breakfast and set off for the National Botanical Gardens of Wales and The British Birds of Prey Centre. Both are in the same complex and you can pay for them individually or all at once. We had read someone's review that said it would take about 45 minutes to … Continue reading Botanical Gardens and Birds of Prey Day
We headed out this morning after breakfast for Saundersfoot. When we got there we realized that it was just a bit too touristy for us and it was raining so walking around wouldn’t be much fun. It is right on the coast and has lots of shops and places to eat. On our way to … Continue reading We found wild orchids!
I got a cold shower this morning, Chris can apparently stand much hotter water than I can so he got a scalding hot shower. I couldn't take the heat so I got a cold shower. They have these interesting faucets in the shower, one turns on the water and the other controls the temperature. The … Continue reading Narberth to St. Davids
Today is a travel day to our lodging for the next 4 nights, The Plas Hyfryd in Narberth, Pembrokeshire. After a good breakfast and a chat with each of the 2 couples we had gotten friendly with who were also spending a few days at The Tanronnen we packed up the car and headed for … Continue reading Driving from Beddgelert to Narberth
Today was our last day in Beddgelert, Wales, we will miss it. It’s a beautiful and friendly place to be and the Tanronnen is the perfect place to stay. We went north and west today to visit Caernarfon Castle, and South Stack Lighthouse on Anglesey. Traffic was only slightly heavy, we are used to California … Continue reading Our last day in Beddgelert
We slept like rocks last night! All the rooms in the Tanronnen Inn and Pub are full and the heat was turned on, yay! Monday is a bank holiday so the entire town is full of people. Beddgelert is a very popular village since it's right inside Snowdonia NP and close to many trails, buses … Continue reading Beddgelert is full for the weekend!
Today we are riding the Snowdon Train to the top of Mount Snowdon. It’s cold and damp and this wimpy Californian can’t get warm. I have an undershirt, a heavy Columbia turtleneck, a sweater and a raincoat on. Almost forgot, also a heavy fleece jacket under the raincoat and a wool cap. Picked up our … Continue reading Mount Snowdon, snow and a freezing room
Woke up at 7:30 this morning, showered, packed and went down to breakfast. As soon as we walked into the dining room we knew something was amiss. Our waitress from the evening before came over to seat us looking very harried. She said the chef hadn't shown up this morning so all of the non-cooking … Continue reading Good-bye to Manchester and Hello to Beddgelert
We got up at 6:00, had breakfast, showered, did a little last minute packing and were out the door by 8:00. The drive to LAX was pretty uneventful and we got to the airport with plenty of time to spare. Flying on Air France to CDG where we will have a 6 hour layover before … Continue reading Long day of travel
I've been keeping track of the weather and it looks to be cool by California standards which is just fine by me. Our heat has already started here on the Central Coast. Yesterday was 88°F and the day before was 93°F. Looking forward to spring flowers, mountains and castles. Trying to figure out what to … Continue reading Getting Ready for our Trip to Wales