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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

NEAR and far

As any of you that read my blog know I LOVE to travel......although I like to go far afield I also love to see what is on my doorstep.
With that in mind my husband and I have just spent 3 days in Llanberis in north Wales, just about 100 miles from home and have had a fab time!

 We stopped at Aber Falls on the way......a leasurely 3 mile round walk to see the waterfall.......

 our B&B in Llanberis was lovely......there is free grazing locally which means sheep can go where they like including the B&B garden.....that's our car.......

 the next day we planned on heading up Mt Snowdon......I am a bit past walking that far up-hill these days so we took the train..............



 .....the views were fabulous on the way up.....till we got to about 200metres from the top where the cloud descended......this is the brass plaque on the summit at 1085m......and I have to tell you....it was FREEZING, blowing a gale and scary at the top!


 in the afternoon we took another train trip along the side of Llyn Padarn.....much more sedate but with some lovely views of the lake

 .....to finish off the day we went up to Dolbadarn Castle .....set in splendid isolation on a hill on the edge of Llanberis......made even better by the fact that we were the only people up there

 .......we spotted that on some of the slate surfaces in the castle there were layer upon layer of graffiti etched into the surface.....as it has eroded it has come to resemble old runes.....well, that's what it looks like to me!


 Before we headed home today we stopped off at the Slate Musem (still in Llanberis).....it was an interesting place.....and free!.........there were some interesting shapes and textures:)



5 comments:

Ali H said...

Looks like you have had a great trip - can see those cogs being transferred into one of your lovely journal pages !

Helen said...

Wha a beautiful trip - stunning scenery. You are lucky to get to see so many great places, home and abroad!!

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

We spent a lot of time in that area as kids. Love it.
We had a sheep in our back garden the other day. VERY difficult to catch lol
Interesting 'runes'.

thewholeshebang said...

Thanks for sharing the photos! Looks like it would be a great place to look for a few fossils as well as your wonderful graffitti engravings.

Lisa Purcell said...

Love the photos, especially the old gears.