Sunday, July 19, 2009

Visit Wales?

You may have seen the recent TV adverts from the Welsh Assembly, 'Holidays Unpackaged', well I've just returned from a holiday and Wales, so how does do they compare to reality.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Last day - Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Last day of the holiday - time for just one more excursion - the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

Pontcysyllte Aqueduct

I'd seen it featured on a TV show earlier in the year and as it was close to the route home I added it to my itinery. Recently it was added to the list of World Heritage Sites.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Sunset Now

Last full day in Wales and it end it ended with a spectacular sunset.

Snowden Sunset

But the day started with heavy rain so it was destined to be a bit of a mixed bag.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Conwy & Padarn

Paid a return visit to Conwy today.

Conwy Bridges

The town has a lot of charm and contains one of the best castles in Wales - there are some very high towers that command stunning views.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Moelfre & Traeth Lligwy

Today I took a drive over the Menai Bridge to Anglesey and visited Moelfre for the start of a walk along the coastal path.


Moelfre is one of the nicer places I have visited on the island and it is reminiscent of Cornwall.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Llandudno & Great Orme

Drove to the top of the Great Orme and took the Tram back down into Llandudno.


Monday, July 13, 2009


View from my holiday cottage this evening.


Bodnant & Penrhyn

The weather forecast didn't look so good today so decided to head somewhere where a bit of rain wouldn't matter. First stop was Bodnant Gardens and fortunately the sun managed to stay out until just as I was leaving.