Monday, August 31, 2009

Greetings From Caernafaron!

I didn't get a chance to post yesterday for two reasons. 1) The trip to get from Pittsburgh to Holyhead took about 26 hours and I was tired and 2) there was no internet at the Bed & Breakfast we stayed at.

So, after a year of planning and ridiculous travel times, I am on my cycling tour of Wales, HURRAY! The first day was supposed to be about 36 miles from Holyhead (which is on the Isle of Anglessy) to Caernafaron. However, we got lost and ended up on the wrong side of Anlessy, and then lost again and lost one more time as we entered Caernaforon.

The ride was excellent, despite the remenents of a hurricane whipping us around and generally making life very, very wet. Saw a standing stone, a burial mound, several fairly nice estates... and saw my first haha, or is it hoho? Anyway, these are earthworks that some people put between their house and the road so that the road is not visible from their house.

Last night the accomadations were splendid, and the breakfast this morning was fantastic. Tonight the rooms are smaller (I'll post pics), but it is inside a walled village. So yes, for all intents and purposes I'm staying in a FREAKIN' CASTLE!!!!!!

I'm not going to upload individual pics, but just give a link to my photos for the day. I didn't take that many mostly because of the whole getting lost thing... that and it was raining like mad and I didn't want to get my iPhone wet. My sister Alice took some photos as well and I'll post those when we transfer them.

Pics

1 comment:

Buyog said...

Sounds like you're off to a great start.

Kinda wishing we could've had a haha at our last house... too bad the neighbors wouldn't have understood.