Thursday, November 18, 2010

Daily Travels - North Wales (Part 1)

After taking off from Manchester, my parents had planned a trip into North Wales.  My dad is Welsh (from Cardiff) and despite having grown up in England, I've always had very fond memories of Wales.  It's my homeland and I'm proud of it - even if I have no idea how to even begin speaking the language!

The countryside is beautiful and it's so hard to give the colors justice in a photograph.  I love how the clouds are casting shadows upon the hills.

We drove through a little village, Betws-y-Coed, on our travels.  The name means "chapel in the wood" and is pronounced "betus a koyd".

Next stop was Conwy.  I was bummed that we didn't make it there until dusk as I was hoping to get a chance to stop at the castle (where my friends Holly and Paul got married last year!)  I grabbed a few shots with the light that I had though.

We made it on to Caenarfon where we staying for the night and grabbed dinner at a local pub.  I was contemplating the dragon sausages (not made from real dragons, but that's not the point) although settled on some fish-n-chips.

Caenarfon and Snowdonia are next...

1 comment :

  1. I need to go back to Carnarfon just to say I've had dragon sausages