When I told people where we were going for our annual get away they didn't hide their sniggers and made comments such as " Hope you like rain" and " Got your umbrella?"....No, I said we have had some lovely weather in Wales.
I take it all back, we have just had two weeks of unrelenting rain (except for one day...the last one!) BUT I still love Wales and it hasn't dampened our enthusiasm for it one little bit! (Pardon the pun!)
The top picture I took early on the last day walking the dog by the River Glaslyn from the cottage we were staying in. I did this walk every morning and the mist hanging along the mountain side was worth all the rain soaked times I had walked this way.
This is the beautiful cottage we stayed in , in Beddgelert, it was lovely inside and had an AGA, I loved cooking and drying the wet clothes on that, cooking was actually a real pleasure. The river overflowed its banks on the Wednesday but was still wonderful even when it was roaring in flood or when it was meandering along on quieter days.
This is a view from the Cob at Portmadoc, it's a very poignant place as my Mother in Law who died at Easter was born in Portmadoc and loved this view and used to swim in it as a girl. Lots of water birds here, Redshank, little Egrets, Canada Geese, Cormorants, Lapwings and Osprey too! We visited one or two RSPB reserves and somehow found ourselves parting with cash and becoming members!
Anyway glad to be home........... I think. I know we'll be back there next year.
Swifts - well I think that's finally it....
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