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Sunday, 12 May 2013

Wales 2013 - Part 2

Sunday we awoke to a very windy day. we had plans to head to the coast but would see what the weather did.
We first headed off up the Horsehoe Pass at Llangollen,pausing at the top for a photo.

Top of Horseshoe Pass.

We then headed along good yellow roads to Lake Bala, it was very windy here.
Waves on Lake Bala.

We passed around the lake on a minor road before pulling over at the Bala Lake railway.
A few Triumphs in the car park here, I think it was Cheshire TR Register.
Selection of TR's

Good to see a couple of TR7's

Ex Llanberis Quarry loco on Bala Lake Railway.

We had a quick coffee in the station buffet, had a quick look at the trains and then headed across the mountains towards Dolgellau where it started to pour with rain. We pulled in at Dolgellau for lunch and a look around the few places open. After lunch we decided to skip the coast which would not be nice in the wind and rain. Instead we headed across towards Trawsfynydd, past the Nuclear power station and on to the slate mines at Blaenaau Ffestionig.
Wet Dolgellau.

Slate Mines.

Having had enough of the wind and rain (I have never been to Wales when it has not rained) we headed back to the hotel and spent some time in the Spa.

On the Monday we spent a few hours in Llangollen, weather much better, had a look at the canal moorings where we have been on Centurion, the moorings looked deserted for this time of the year.
Llangollen Railway Station.

Llangollen Moorings.

We left for Norfolk around midday having a decent run back home.
Enjoyed an excellent weekend with good company, although we feel we should maybe have stayed 5 nights like the rest of the group, 3 nights was just not long enough to do it justice.


  1. Great pictures Andy - of the area we call home! We lived near Dolgellau for 18 years before becoming continuous cruisers and I worked in the hospitals at Dolgellau, Tywyn and Penryndeudraeth - you would have gone through all these places on your weekend. And it doesn’t always rain in Wales! It’s a beautiful place!

  2. Thanks Carol, though wish we could swap trips. Yes, Wales is great, and the way the weather is going it rains everywhere.


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