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Published: August 14th 2009
Castle in Conwy, close to the main road.
I have been in the United Kingdom for nearly two weeks. The year completes a circle as I returned to Ray's house in Lincolnshire for a whistle-stop visit. There, I found clothes and maps of Eastern European cities and toiletries and other things deemed too heavy to bring back to Nova Scotia last December. I tucked some of them into my bulging luggage, then left the rest for another visit....someday when I pack a lighter bag. This has been an incredible year, in terms of travel and new experiences and connecting with family members. A fraction of my experiences have been captured in this travelblog. The photographs are the best part. I will pour over them during the winter months when back at work and my gypsy rovings are fading memories.
But not now! I am in Wales, in territory new to me. August is the last month of the deferred year, and I'm spending it in the United Kiingdom, visiting cousins, meeting other cousins for the first time, and going to corners that I've never been. I'm here in Pwllheli with friends. I've taken photos of places around the pennisula. Lovely countryside with long beaches and old castles and quaint
The smallest house in the United Kingdom is on the waterfront in Conwy, Wales. The lady is dressed in traditional constume.
villages are to be found.
August is a busy time in Wales. Lots of tourists in caravans, boats and cars journey to the beach communities. Narrow country lanes are even more trickier to navigate; parking is a nightmare. Despite the challenges, north Wales is a beautiful place to visit.
It is great to be the tourist once again. There is history and culture to discover here. My friends speak Welsh, and when we were driving along the lanes it occurred to me that Welsh sounds like the Elfish language in the movies 'Lord of the Rings'. I wonder if Tolkiens was influenced by this language when he wrote those books?
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