Wednesday, July 10, 2013

A Day In Llangollen

A view of Castell Dinas Bran


This morning Ben and I were out for a walk early hoping it would be cooler than later in the day.The children's choirs from the Eisteddfod started at 9.30 so Eric had something to listen to while he did a little bit of painting on the bow of the boat. Our walk started up past Ysgol Dinas Bran (the school) very slowly up the incline. We met a long procession of  pupils from the school who had been for a walk up to Castell Dinas Bran (the castle) coming back down to school. We had a quick break in the sheep field on a bench before continuing on our way.

Ben in the shade

We close the shady track past the farm and through another sheep field before turning around and retracing our steps....it was cooler to walk in the shade. In the winter we usually walk back down the road making a circular route. We saw some lovely foxgloves  in a large clump near the edge of a field with sheep in it and alongside the track amongst the fir trees and the bracken.

Foxgloves

Foxgloves amongst the bracken


Ben waiting for me
 
Back on the boat Ben had a good drink of water and stretched out for a nap. I had ten minutes before Eric and I went to get some fresh food in Llangollen. The lockie was right It certainly is 'the madness' here, with the pavements very busy indeed, with groups of identically dressed children and their minders from the Eisteddfod.


We had an ice-cream on the way back to the boat......it's just so hot here. Eric and I were certainly glad to get back on the boat....we're on shoreline so the fan is helping to keep the boat a bit cooler. 

2 comments:

Rowland Webb said...

I both nice to bump into you again hope you have a great time in Llangollen im sure we will meet again Roly/Bev nb Klara

Elsie said...

Hi Roly & Bev,

Nice to meet you.....keep the welsh flag flying! See you again I'm sure. Take care, Elsie and Eric x