So, off to Wales (via an overnight stay in Chester) to see if I could add some Welsh “furths”.
We rented a wee terraced house, Siop Fach, in the picturesque mountain village of Beddgelert, as our base, and invited Marjory and Roger to join us.
Unfortunately, we had a lot of low cloud, so rather than climbing the mountains, we enjoyed some other local delights …
Sunday – overcast and drizzly – a morning walk through Aberglaslyn Pass (below), and afternoon walk to Sygun Copper Mine.
Monday – overcast and windy – indulged my passion from steam trains with a walk in the forest around Tan-y-Bwlch (below).
Tuesday – better day, but still cloudy – walked through the Aberglaslyn Pass again, then up Cwn Bychan, and along the top of Mynydd Sygun, for wonderful views down onto the village.
.. then went train-spotting at Beddgelert station in the evening ...
Wednesday – wet morning, clearing in the afternoon – drove through the Nantlle valley – visited Inigo Jones slate works, then coastal walk at Trefor, and beach walk at Pwllheli.
Thursday – still grey and overcast, but with a hint that it might improve enough to get up a decent hill. See next blog post to see if we did!