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North Wales

Updated: Feb 19, 2022

We decided to visit Llandudno for a few days as the weather was mainly forecast to be on our side. The first afternoon was a bit dull but we managed a fair walk and were set up for more on Monday. We tried a new restaurant, nearly next door to Sue’s brother who lives there. Carlo’s – brilliant food and service so we’ll go again sometime.

Monday morning and it’s chucking it down with rain but we’ve got a decent sized brolly so we’ll brave the elements. We decided on the west shore and set off in light drizzle. 200 yards down the road and the heavens opened. We had to point the brolly into the wind and hope. Well we stopped at a bus stop for a bit of shelter and by this time our jeans were soaked from the knees down. A bit further on the wind got worse and the brolly blew inside out but cleverly we turned head on into the wind and it went the right way but with a broken strut. Wringing wet we squelched home and got dried out. In the afternoon we drove down to one of our favourite gardens, Bodnant – it was lovely and we had a good trek around. There was a new bit called Far End, which we’d not seen before. It includes a boat house, a lake and other features such as a small picnic area and cafe. It has taken staff 5 years to restore and has extended the walk considerably.

The next day was a joy and we walked up the Little Orme. The sun was out and we nearly had the place to ourselves. We stayed up on the top for quite some time and just enjoyed the sun after the dismal showing the morning before. The image below is taken from the trig point on top of the Little Orme. We had booked a table at another restaurant we’d not been to before, The Seahorse – again excellent food and service.

The final morning was spent walking along the promenade at Rhos on Sea where we used to walk with Sue’s mum when she was alive. The tide was out – we haven’t seen that often when we’ve been to Rhos. That meant people on the beach enjoying themselves, buckets and spades, splashing about and all the usual seaside stuff. Before leaving, we dropped into Colwyn Bay to Porth Eirias restaurant for lunch. Third new place, third good meal.

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