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Holiday in North Wales 4 (Final)

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It's the last day of our holiday in Wales a lovely start with a beautiful blue sky, so I shall take another early morning walk with my camera.

I was lucky to see this Heron looking out to sea

Today we are going into the mountainous part of Snowdonia. Our first stop after a run through some lovely scenery is a pretty mountain village named Bedgelert.

As it's Wales I shouldn't have been so surprised when I came upon this dragon. A magnificent wood carving outside a gift shop.

What a ferocious creature, I wouldn't want to meet him on a dark night.
A short walk through nearby fields brought us to this grave which tells a very moving tale, and gives the village it's name.

And for our Welsh friends

Unfortunately it's a story dreamt up by David Pritchard an 18th century owner of the local Goat Hotel to help boost his trade. But it's still a good tale.
The walk back to the village gave us this pleasant view of the mountains.

The next stop was Betwys-y-Coed. I think I missed something here the place was crowded, and full of souvenir shops, but the nearest beauty spot appears to be Swallow Falls about a 3k walk away, I'm not up to this now, so no pics.
Back on the coach to head back to Criccieth via the Llanberis Pass. Very spectacular but all the possible pulling in places along the pass were occupied so I had to settle for some shots from the coach.

And that's the end this saga in four blogs of our North Wales break for it's back to Yorkshire tomorrow. I hope that you didn't  find it too boring and that some of the pics appealed to you.


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Date Wed, 09/09/2009 - 12:04

Another super blog Jim to finish your hols.  It looks as though you had a great time despite the mixed weather. Glad you put the English version in otherwise we would have had to ask Welsh Jen! When are you off again as we will expect the same again.

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Date Wed, 09/09/2009 - 12:32

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Date Wed, 09/09/2009 - 15:00

This is a part of the world I really love. You were perhaps fortunate to be on a coach because stealing a quick glance whilst driving the car on those roads is fraught with dangers, let alone trying to use the camera. Doesn't the sunshine make everything so much better.

Well done


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Date Wed, 09/09/2009 - 15:55

Tremendous effort gone into this series Jim. From this blog I have just visited your other three. I had stopped looking at photo blogs due to the huge numbers of single pictures. Glad I caught this series.

Some great pictures and a good interesting narrative. I do hope this inspires others to make a similar series. If I had the time I am tempted to do something similar as I'm sure that its quite good fun when you get into it. Excellent series and even though some of the pics are a little on a slant I have to give this top marks. Nice one Jim

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Date Wed, 23/09/2009 - 12:40

great blog, brilliant photos and story telling x

Im always up for honest opinions, I am only an amatuer family days out photographer, but am always open to advise. Please check out my gallery of every day pics and comment. would love to hear any feed back xx

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Date Sat, 26/09/2009 - 19:01

this is what its all about love the third picture down i hope the shop had permission to use the mother in law outside the shop ouch my other half saw me typing that

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Date Tue, 29/09/2009 - 20:13

A very nice photoblog with a great discriptive story and not forgetting some excellent picturesthat reminded me of the Scottish Highlands, thank you Jim for your comment on my photoblog.

Kenny the Grumpy Granda.

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Date Tue, 06/10/2009 - 17:15

Hi Jim

I have just completed reading all your Blogs with great interest, with lovely illustrations of your travells supported with an excellent dialogue, it should certainly give inspiration, to future bloggers

Pleased you enjoyed your holiday in spite of the weather.

Thanks again!


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Date Tue, 13/10/2009 - 09:54

Many years since I've ventured into this area of Wales, a very nice set of blogs Jim, well done.

Thanks for all your kind comments on mine as well.


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Date Mon, 16/11/2009 - 11:19

 fantastic shots of the country and really good shots of the tide, i would love to get down to that part of the country, maybe in the summer hopefully.


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Date Sun, 22/11/2009 - 18:25

Hi Jim

Just taken another very in-frequent look at the blogs and found yours.  Great stuff and all very familiar as this is the area I live in and travel around many of the spots you covered.

Sorry for not seeing till now but at least I found yours interesting. I got a bit fed up of all the single shot entries and the good ones get buried, a point we have raised in the forums many times.


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