Saturday, 15 April 2006

An Appointment with the Rev. James...

The first half of this double double bank bank holiday holiday has taken the form of me scooting off to the land of Cymru - North Wales, camping *cough* caravanning and climbing a few mountains; plus drinking copious amounts of beer of course...

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Day 1
Climbed: Cnicht
Height: 2527 feet
Distance: 7 miles
Time Taken: 5.5 hours

View from the top of Cnicht looking out towards Porthmadog and the sea. Actually managed to get slightly sun burnt up there! First time this year.

View of the Snowdon horseshoe from inside an ancient dwelling on the descent from Cnicht. Snowdon is the big black one to the left.

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Friday evening consisted of eating out at the Ty Gwyn Hotel, which is an excellent eccentric little pub on the way into Betws-y-Coed www.tygwynhotel.co.uk

The food and drink is stunning and the whole place is a Health and Safety officers dream, as there is wiring strewn everywhere, curtains that are far too long and just lie across the floor and there are candles very precariously placed around the establishment. Superb! ;-)

A footbridge in Beddgelert: www.beddgelerttourism.com
A tranquil village, with a great name, if you care to read the legend of Gelert from this site.
(I love this story, although it has been used in many different forms around the world)

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Day 2
Climbed: Moel Siabod
Height: 2569 feet
Distance: 6.5 miles
Time Taken: 4.5 hours

The main path towards Siabod's ascent. It looks so innocent and small from here, but trust me, it's a humongous killer! View from the top of Moel Siabod, looking in towards England.

I have my boots off because my feet are a tad warm.
The friend I went away with is a walking monster and he can run circles round me when it comes to getting up mountains. He strolls up them like he's popping upstairs to the loo at home, and has also taken to listening to his 'Pod' on the steeper parts, so it's not uncommon to see him periodically stop to bust a move or two when a song he particurlarly likes comes on. Nutter... Absolute nutter...
Meanwhile, I'm drenched with sweat slogging it up there after him! LOL

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So, my appointment eh... Well, before you think I've turned all religious on you, Rev. James is the superb beer served in the Ty Gwyn and a table had been booked, so an appointment it was and one that just had to be kept...

Today, I'm most angry about: Loading up my fridge with food and dropping an egg on my kitchen floor, then letting the fridge door go to attend to the mess and the door crushing another three eggs that where sat in the egg holder. Doh...
Grrr-O-Meter rating: 2/10

6 comments:

boo said...

nice pics, love the one of the footbridge :) happy easter holidays. lol@ eggs on floor, grrr....

DoGGa said...

Thanks Boo!
Didn't think about the eggs and Easter tie up. LOL. ;-)

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