Thursday, August 13, 2009

Holiday 2009, Part 1.

First off, me with straight hair (and no glasses), for those who didn't see the picture on Facebook.

It wasn't beautiful weather the day we arrived in Criccieth, but we went down to the beach anyway.

The lifeboat had been out, so we stopped to watch them put it away.

It was a nicer day when we went to Porthmadog. The harbour is lovely, and Matt and I spent quite a long time leaning on the railings, discussing which boat we'd like to own.

The view from outside the house we were renting...

We went to Llechwedd Slate Caverns. It was pretty cool - we went on the Deep Mine Tour, which was a lot of fun, and only slightly difficult to get around with my stick.
This picture is part one of my "Matt, Huw and Kirsty Murdering Each Other" series.

In the deep mine.

The beautiful village of Bedgellert. This place is almost painfully pretty, especially on a sunny day.

Part two of MH&KMEO.

We drove all the way up this valley between the mountains. The views were spectacular. We'd just had a picnic by the lake in this picture.

My mum and Rowenna, Matt, and me by the lookout spot. The spiky pinnacle you can see behind us is Mount Snowdon.

We also went on the Llanberis Lake Railway, which is an adorable little steam railway.

Something we always do whilst staying in North Wales is head out to the isle of Anglesey. This is a great fossil beach we always visit, and we generally find a few good fossils each.

This one is just interesting, not a fossil.

And this one looked a little bit like Wall*E.

Huw and Kirsty seemed to enjoy themselves.

We also went to Stone Science. It's the most adorable little fossil museum. It's very British - there are paper mache dinosaurs, and everything's scruffy and disorganised.
Aargh! A dinosaur!

This was the day we went to Shell Island. Yeah, it was chilly and drizzling a bit, but that didn't make it any less fun. Huw decided we should make a tent out of our windbreak, some plastic spades and my stick.

Sorry for the lack of commentary here...
There'll be another post up soon with pictures from the rest of our holiday.

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At 6:27 am, Blogger Shawna said...

You know I'm planning a visit, right? I'm very jealous of where you live! (Yes, I know you don't live in Wales, but you're within driving distance! ;) )

At 4:54 pm, Blogger Maegan said...

Looks like you all had a fun time!!

At 9:41 pm, Blogger Acci said...

You're looking good there. ;-)

And we have our fair share of little weird haphazard museums around here, too. You should visit the world-famous oyster museum at Wallops Island. It has shelf after shelf and table after table of. . .oyster shells. The guy who owns it is quite proud of it all, and even built a good-sized building to hold it all.

So, find any fun fossils?

At 3:51 am, Blogger Nettie said...

Thanks for the pics hun :)

Oh, I know I'm woefully out of date, so forgive me for asking - why do you have a stick?

At 7:45 am, Blogger Hieronymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Shawna. ;-)
You'll need to be coming for a good long time if you want to visit Wales too, though.
We did, Maeg. Although I got called 'crip' by my brothers for the first week (and the second week).
Acci, I'd love to come and visit the oyster museum. And yes, we found some delightful fossils (and I bought a meteorite and some other cool items cheaply at Stone Science. Apparently the owner just buys items randomly, and the girl who runs the shop has to get rid of them, even if it means selling them at a price which is un-profit.)
Nettie, I have arthritic knees, and the house we were staying in is very tall and thin, so lots of steep stairs.

At 2:25 am, Blogger Acci said...

We need to get you some of those Moon Shoes things and some knee braces. Then you can sproing your way up entire flights of stairs in a single bound!


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