I'm sorry it's taken me so long to post the end of our trip. The morning of the 15th of May dawned early, we got up at 3:30a to make a 6:15a departure out of Manchester Airport. Our cab was early and driven by a very nice young man from Somalia. We chatted most of … Continue reading Flying Home
Our last day in Wales spent mostly in England
We got up this morning, had breakfast of smoked salmon scrambled eggs and toast and decided to find a nice hike to do. It was going to be a beautiful, sunny day so we decided to go over the border to England and hike in The Stiperstones National Reserve in Minsterly, England. It's one of … Continue reading Our last day in Wales spent mostly in England
Powis Castle and Gardens
After breakfast this morning we set off for Powis Castle and Gardens in Welshpool, Wales. It's a well maintained and beautifully restored castle with stunning gardens. The gardens employ 6 full time gardeners and 2 part time volunteers. They have an extremely well done web site with mountains of information about the castle and the … Continue reading Powis Castle and Gardens
Day one from The Old Vicarage
As you can see from the reflection, this is our view at breakfast. We both slept soundly and comfortably. It's so quiet here except for the occasional vehicle passing by on the road. Today looks like it will be beautiful. We had a wonderful breakfast of freshly gathered eggs, mine perfectly poached and Chris had … Continue reading Day one from The Old Vicarage
Moved to The Old Vicarage in Dolfor today
Today was a travel day. We got up earlyish and went downstairs for breakfast after a bit of last minute packing. Since neither one of us was able to sleep well last night we just drove straight through to The Old Vicarage Dolfor which was built in 1880 and sold by the church in 1963. … Continue reading Moved to The Old Vicarage in Dolfor today
Botanical Gardens and Birds of Prey Day
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 found wild orchids!
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!
Narberth to St. Davids
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
Driving from Beddgelert to Narberth
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
Beddgelert is full for the weekend!
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!
Mount Snowdon, snow and a freezing room
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
Getting Ready for our Trip to Wales
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