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! 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 fellow Adventurers! Today's trek took us eight miles further and across a county boundary. We set off from the 'Point of Ayr' in Flintshire to Rhyl in Denbighshire. The first half of the walk stretched for four miles across a vast beach to the seaside town of Prestatyn. As we walked along the beach,… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 5 – Birds on the Beach
Greetings my fellow Adventurers! After yesterday's long walk, we spent a day exploring for a rest. We stopped off at a couple of historic monuments (more on those later) and then drove to a few stops up the coast. We had a closer look at the top of the Dee River again, and then Talacre… Continue reading Welsh Castle Quest Day 3 – Down by the Sea!
It's been blooming ages since we last visited a castle and I have to say I'm missing them. Thankfully we're off on our Welsh Castle Adventure next week, so my 'low castle warning light' will be fully recharged! To follow our adventures and learn more about the history of these magnificent medieval structures please do… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Castles!!!
Greetings Fellow Adventurers! Last week my nautically-mad daughter did her GCSE work experience at the Canal Museum in Stoke Bruerne, Northamptonshire. Needing no excuse for a trip out and a walk, on Friday evening we set off in the Ratmobile pick her up after work, with the intention of taking advantage of the stunning weather… Continue reading Quick Stop – Stoke Bruerne Canal and Museum
On a recent trip to Winchester, we visited the 'Great Hall' - all that remains of Winchester Castle and home to King Arthur's famous 'Round Table'. The table was built by King Edward I in the 1200's. Edward, a massive fan of the Arthurian legends had a plain wooden table built for him and his… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday – Why I dislike the Tudors, reason no…
Greetings my fellow Adventurers! (Apologies for being quiet of late (both here and on the Reader), June turned out to be a very busy month and, thanks to the insane amount of rain we had, we didn't get out adventuring much either) Back in April I wrote a post about my local aviation museum -… Continue reading Midland Air Museum – Revisited!
Greeting fellow Adventurers! One of the advantages of these lengthening days is the ability to get out on a Friday night after work and do some exploring. Last week we decided to take a trip over to Stratford-upon-Avon for an evening stroll, and possibly a glass or two of wine. The route we followed was… Continue reading In the amorous footsteps of the Bard…
On my birthday last Sunday, we took a trip down to Winchester to have a mooch about. Whilst we were sitting outside a cafe having a cuppa, we noticed this rather splendid chap keeping an eye on us. May I introduce Alfred the Great, King of the Anglo-Saxons from 886 to 899, first of the… Continue reading Almost Wordless Wednesday! Alfred – he’s really great!