Whilst dropping my daughter off at her sailing class this morning, I noticed this chap standing on the pontoon - I assume he's after his breakfast. Not fancying fish - I declined his offer to join him and went for a coffee... Not the best photo I've ever taken, but I took it with the… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Finding Breakfast
Greetings my fellow Adventurers! Having almost reached the end of our 'Welsh Castle Quest' and not wanting to double up on posts, I'm going to pass you over to my wife to recount the last few days of our adventures . I've really enjoyed the last two weeks, it's been a great quest and a holiday… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 14 – Signing off
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we finished off our walk from Conwy to Caernarfon, and finished with a visit to the magnificent Caernarfon Castle. For a fuller report on what we got up to - my wife has written another of her excellent posts about it here! As it stands we had a nice last yomp along… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest day 12 – Caernarfon Castle
Greetings my fellow Adventurers! After completing another leg of our walk today, we took a drive up through the mountains of Snowdonia before going back to our cottage. As we drove further up the mountain road the gathering clouds opened in a torrential downpour that had me pulling on raincoat every time I wanted to… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 11 – Up in the Mountains!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we continued our walk between Conwy and Caernarfon, and logged up a pretty respectable double digit mileage. One of the things we noticed along the way was a large island to one side of Anglesey. Puffin island or Ynys Seiriol in Welsh, is an uninhabited private island of about 69… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 10 – Pengu… Pelica… Potato… PUFFIN Island!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Today we visited Conwy Castle and the fortified small town that surrounds it. The castle itself is stunning and a fascinating place wander around - but I'll let my wife tell you all our visit on her upcoming blog post here. Once we finished at the castle we walked out of the… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 9 – Castles, Conwy and Cameras!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Over the last few days we've been wandering from Rhuddlan and Rhyl over to Conwy, making the most of the weather and enjoying the wonderful landscapes and sights on offer... And because no post about the seaside would be complete without a Gull - here's the Herring Gull that helped us eat… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Days 7 & 8 – Rhyl to Conwy, wonderful landscapes!
Greetings my Fellow Adventurers! I'm going to take a quick break from Wales today for another of... 'Maddie Templeton's Maritime History Posts' On this day in 1845 the SS Great Britain, then the worlds biggest ship, set sail on her maiden voyage from Liverpool to cross the Atlantic. Captained by James Hosken and carrying 45… Continue reading On This Day, 26th July 1845 – SS Great Britain sets sail!
Greetings my fellow Adventurers! On day six of our Welsh Castle Quest we visited a lovely big castle - Rhuddlan. However I'm not going to tell you about it, I'll leave that to my wonderful wife Alli and her brilliant medieval history blog. You can read all about our day and it's really interesting history… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 6 – Rhuddlan Castle!