Tuesday, June 21, 2016

North Wales Part 8: Our Final Days

   Hey everyone! We've finished up our trip in North Wales and we're excited to tell you about it! On Wednesday, we got up early to drive to Llanberis, to hike up Mt.Snowdon. Snowdon is the tallest mountain in Wales, making it hard to hike up. Edmund Hillary and his crew trained on Snowdon to climb Everest. We drove to Llanberis in the morning,  and took a bus to a visitor place called Pen y Pass, where we started on a trail called the Pyg Trail. The Pyg Trail was only 5.5 kilometers, and we made it up in 3.5 hours. We got breathtaking views of the mountains of Snowdonia while we were hiking. When we got to the top, Snowdonia was in a cloud. We still went to the summit, and we were lucky enough to the train down. At the bottom, we were so grateful to have lunch after climbing 3.5 miles. We were so tired, that night for dinner we got Indian takeaway from a local Indian restaurant in Conwy. It was delicious. 
   On Thursday, we headed out to Anglesey, a large island on the North coast of Wales. It is the largest island in Wales, and the fifth largest island surrounding Britain. We went to a town called llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch, which is a small town on Anglesey. We then went to Beaumaris, a beautiful town looking over the Menai Strait. There, we bought tickets for a boat tour of Puffin Island. Puffin Island is an uninhabited island, but people lived there from the 6th century. We saw remains of the 12th century monastery on the tour. Puffin Island is a bird sanctuary now, and we saw lots of birds, including puffins. We also saw some grey seals. We had an excellent lunch of sandwiches inBeaumaris, then headed to the pub to watch a football match. We headed home to Conwy after that. For dinner, we went to a fancy restaurant called Signature's, which was voted best restaurant in Wales in 2015. The funny thing is, it's in a caravan park!
   On Friday, we packed up and headed to London. So overall, we'd say North Wales is EXCELLENT!


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