Thursday, June 6, 2013

UK Adventure: Day 5 Snowdonia

Day 5 found us in Snowdonia, which is a region in north Wales and a national park.
Just out the door of the hotel we were staying at, were many short hikes to points of interest in the area.

We found the castle the night before without a problem, how hard could it be to find a waterfall?
Turns out, a lot harder then we thought.

After our walk in the Welsh highlands, it was time to take the Snowdon Mountain Railway train up to the summit of Snowdon, the highest peak in England and Wales, at just over 3500 feet.
Lucky for us the train was full and we were put into the drivers cabin which was able to accommodate passenger overflow. Everyone else behind us was crammed 8 in a car, four on one side and four on the other, shoulder to shoulder, and it was just us and our new friends, Conductor Louise Rigby, and John (Mr.Chips) Hughes, Conductor in training.
The hour long, 8 km trip to the summit was spent laughing and telling stories about life with Louise and Mr.Chips and offending everyone else on the train I'm sure as we carried on and became fast friends.

The view on the way to the top.

Border collies (of course!) hard at work, rounding up the sheep.

Stand off, broken up by the train.

The incredible views.


Almost there ...

On top of the world, Snowdonia, Wales.

Oh, and look what we found on our way down.

1 comment:

Louise Rigby said...

Amazing photos of a memorable train journey up to Snowdon's Summit - will never forget the laughs we had - thank you Malcolm and Pilar - two wonderful people :)