Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Last week we sneaked away for a few days break.  We don't like to go away for too long even though our wonderfully kind neighbour doesn't mind looking after our very elderly cat Max it doesn't seem fair to leave her with the responsibility of giving medications and etc for too long.  

Here are a few photos taken whilst we were away. 

 We walked on a few beaches

Tuesday was very, very wet.  We travelled on the West Highland Railway past the pounding and swirling high river in the Glaslyn valley.
 Fields and roads were inundated

River banks were swollen, there was nowhere for the water to go.  The mountain tops were shrouded in mist.

The next day the sun came out and all seemed well with the world again.

 We went beach combing along the beach at Llanbedrog

 We walked some of the coastal path .....
.... and came across some unusual sights, this tipi style marquee was being erected for a wedding later in the week.

 A walk and coffee and welsh cakes at Borth y Gest

The harbour at Abersoch

where it was finally warm enough to do seaside things - rum and raisin on the left and mango and passion fruit on the right. 


 I'll be back later in the week to report on a visit to a very special building which was open yesterday for the Heritage Open Days weekend.

23 comments:

  1. A wet trip, but an interesting looking trip. Know what you mean about leaving your cat. We always have someone coming in to feed and check on Miss Kitty, but we worry anyway.

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    1. Max is a worry now he's older and on medication, I don't like to leave my kind neighbour with all the concerns about him for too long, so it is short breaks for us at the moment:)

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  2. So pleased you managed to get away for a few days and a lovely set of photos. Good to know you did get some sunshine and warmth - icecreams look delicious.

    Look forward to your post from Heritage Open Days - can't wait to see where you have visited :)

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    1. The change between Tuesday and Wednesday was unbelievable, so nice to be by the sea in the warm sunshine, my ice cream was the mango and passion fruit and it was so refreshing:)

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  3. What a splendid trip that must have been, it's amazing how a place can change due to the weather. Ice cream is always a great choice. Warm greetings!

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    1. It was a good trip even in the heavy rain and winds. We had plenty of dry weather to walk in:)

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  4. Glad you managed to escape for a few days. The scenery looks wonderful despite the weather. B x

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    1. The wet landscape with overflowing rivers and water filled fields was quite dramatic and atmospheric quite beautiful too in a strange way:)

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  5. It all looks so beautiful Rosie despite some rainy times! The ice creams look delicious but today is much more of a soup day! x

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    1. Oh, yes soup season is upon us now, I must look up some different recipes. I love soup for lunch:)

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  6. Hope you had a lovely time :)

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  7. It all looks gorgeous even in the rain, so pleased you've had such a good break. 😊

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    1. It was nice to get away for a few days and the scenery is always stunning even in mists and rain:)

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  8. Shame about the weather, but it looks like it didn't stop you. Great looking ice-cream.

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    1. With only having a few days we had to just carry on, it worked out okay and we had some sunshine too:)

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  9. It looks like a lovely place - glad that you managed to enjoy your visit - and your ice-cream. Marie x

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    1. Thanks, Marie we had a lovely time:)

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  10. Lovely photos and the weather looks good too. We had a few days away at a little beachside town in South Australia and I have posted them on my blog. Please have a look some time.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed my post and photos, Rosemary. thank you for visiting and leaving a comment, I will visit your blog and look at your seaside photos:)

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    2. Rosemary, I have visited your wonderful blog and looked your post of your visit to the coast and the museum - absolutely fascinating and great photos. I'm sorry I can't leave a comment as google are asking me to join google+ which I don't want to do:)

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  11. I'm glad you were able to take a short break. The stroll along the beach in that beautiful area must have been very pleasant.

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    1. Thanks, Linda.sI love strolling along beaches:)

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