Blogs from Bala, Gwynedd, Wales, United Kingdom, Europe


Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Gwynedd » Bala August 29th 2023

Time to leave the Lynn Peninsula and the sea for Bala lake in Snowdonia.. All hitched up and sorted. Getting practicised at checking everything on and in the caravan to be secure before moving off. We have of course always done that in the motorhome but in the motorhome you can see if a door has been left open and leap up to shut it. The caravan interior is out of sight and sound when we are towing it so have to be much for careful before setting off. As usual, car wing mirror extensions were the last thing remembered and fitted just as we left. All good, though really the roads on the peninsula and anywhere else we have been in Wales, really could do with a little widening in places. We passed through one ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Gwynedd » Bala January 14th 2022

Where in the world is Gabby the motorhome ? She was destined for a day out. The plans had been laid . Criccieth Castle . The last of the stronghold of castles built in North Wales to subdue the Welsh. A castle we had passed on many occasions but never actually managed to set foot in. Today was planned . We would head for Wrexham , top up with fuel and LPG , travel to Criccieth and spend the night somewhere near the sea . Well that was the plan . As is always with good plans they sometimes turn out to be not so good . The morning was frosty and it felt cold . We toyed with the idea of moving the car and then getting Gabby off the drive . We were slowly ... read more
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The cascade at Eagles Meadow Wrexham
Spicy Parsnip soup at the Fat Boar

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Gwynedd » Bala August 15th 2010

This past weekend Adam, Myles, Scott and I spent the weekend Glamping in North Wales. This is a posh style of camping! We headed out of London just after 6pm after a bit of a hiccup at the local car hire place. Our reservation had not been confirmed, so when we arrived to pick up our card there was no reservation. They did have one car available we could hire, just £50 more for the weekend that we had reserved, plus we had to run home and get a utility bill and bank statement. After negotiating our way out of London via Victoria, Edgware and Brent Cross we were whizzing along the M1. To our surprise we didn’t hit much traffic at all; however we made a fatal error as we approach Birmingham. There was a ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Gwynedd » Bala February 21st 2005

Stonehenge, where the demons dwell Where the banshees live and they do live well Stonehenge Where a man is a man and the children dance to the pipes of pan Stonehenge Tis a magic place where the moon doth rise With a dragon's face Stonehenge Where the virgins lie And the prayer of devils fill the midnight sky And you my love, won't you take my hand We'll go back in time to that mystic land Where the dew drops cry and the cats meow I will take you there I will show you how. Hey kids, Well, we're in Wales now. It's really green, and it's filled with heaps of sheep and various other livestock. Yay Wales!! Stonehenge was totally kickass. Except for the price. And the coldness. But otherwise, it was....INDESCRIBABLE. heh heh. Apparently ... read more

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Gwynedd » Bala June 7th 2003

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