Return to England,Glimpsing North wales
Trip Start Jul 06, 2010
37Trip End Oct 01, 2010
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I have good memories of North Wales having spent two holidays cycling in the area with a crowd of mates from the cycling club. In reality it was more like a stage race but with the handicap of the weight of your luggage. We were young then and very competitive.
The coach took us up Llanberis Pass and while fearless leader was telling us the story of the underground reservoir which has been dug inside the mountain to run a power station, I was seeing those young guys toiling up the pass dreaming they were riding in the Tour de France
Such is life.
We rolled right on to Betwys-y-coed which although I had been there before I could not remember although it cannot have changed much over the years except to turn it's shops into tea rooms and souvenir emporiums.
On reflection we did not visit Wales on either occasion as much as pass through it hurriedly on our way to somewhere else. Swiftly we were over the border into England and in the ancient Roman town of Chester. I have to fess up at this point that prior to leaving UK as a young fella I had never been further north than Birmingham so the rest of tis trip was going to be new territory.
Chester has a city wall which seemed to be largely intact and has an impressive Cathedral