Today was a bus day and we thought we would get a day bus pass and explore Caernarfon, Porthmadog and maybe Harlech on the east.
We got to Caernarfon and spent the time wandering around the older walled part of town. It’s much like Conwy except that there is no walking on the ramparts.
This tearoom was where I had my first Welsh rarebit. The man in front had posed for me when I was getting ready to take a photo and then started to walk away. I had a wonderful short conversation with him. He’s 83 (first he said he was 62). We talked about walking and taking photos he said the best view of the castle was over the bridge from the other side. So he is responsible for the second photo.
We discovered that bus we had a day pass for did not go any farther south to Porthmadog. It would cost us each another £9 (the day pass was £6.50) to get there and return. So we decided to change our plans and use our pass to get us to Llandudno and the Great Orme up on the north coast.
Llandudno is a popular holiday summer resort in north of Wales. Victorian-style hotels that face the beach line the promenade. For me the real attraction was the Great Orme. This large limestone headland rises and juts out into the sea. It also contains seams of copper mined as far back as the Bronze Age.
The plan: Ewloe castle, Llangollen and points in between.