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Back from our holiday in Wales

17 Oct

Well I have been back for over a week now, but things like catching up with work and a minor flu last weekend kept me from posting.

Cymru (Welsh) flag

Cymru (Welsh) flag

So how was it? Well we can not complain. While we only got the last two days of fine weather (= blistering hot and sunny) in the UK, we still had pretty good weather. Except for one day when we were caught smack in the middle of a 14 mile hike by rain and wind that would drive the rain horizontally, we had perfect weather for an early october.

The Canterbury Wargods tournament went fairly well, too. I became second on account of my dice failing me miserably in the last game. Sad thing is… this will be the last tournament. 😦

All in all it started quite well. We made good speed Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium and France to arrive at the port of Dunkirk. While it had not dawned on me when we planned this trip, it would be a journey through time. Obviously Dunkirk for its role in WW II. But we would also visit sites from the Stone Age, the Bronze Age, Roman times, Norman times, the Middle Ages (mostly Edward I). Truly a trip to behold.

It was great to be back in the UK and being there with my own car was great fun, too. Never had too many problems with driving on the left side and it was just marvelous to take the car over all those winding Welsh roads.

I will try to give you some impressions of the castles and forts we visited when I have made my way through all the photos we took, but for now I will simply do with some impressions:

Wales countrysite as seen from the battlements of Harlech Castle

Wales countryside as seen from the battlements of Harlech Castle

Welsh coast (Cardigan Bay) seen from Criccieth Castle

Welsh coast (Cardigan Bay) seen from Criccieth Castle

Creek inside Snowdonia Natl. Park

Creek inside Snowdonia Natl. Park

Conwy Castle and part of the town itself

Conwy Castle and part of the town itself

Old towpath near Brecon

Old towpath near Brecon

The mighty charger that took us through the trip

The mighty charger that took us through the trip

Yours truely ontop the remains of defensive wall around a bronze age village in Brecon Beacons Natl. Park

Yours truly on top the remains of defensive wall around a bronze age village in Brecon Beacons Natl. Park

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1 Comment

Posted by on October 17, 2011 in General, Holidays

 

One response to “Back from our holiday in Wales

  1. Ray

    October 17, 2011 at 20:42

    Great post and photos, Its a beautiful place, I went last summer visited Criccieth and Harlech, but the mrs put her foot down on Conway as well :0(

     

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