Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Camping Trip To Wales

As I mentioned previously, the Family Briddon were going camping in Wales. Well, that was last week and we are back.

We had a brilliant time. We loved camping and although the weather could have been better it was not so bad as to spoil our fun!

Sunday morning we left home and arrived at the camp-site at about 15:30 ish. We put the tent up and got everything inside and then as we had been promising Alice a trip to the beach we headed off to the nearest one. Unfortunately when we got there Alice got come sand in her shoes and decided she actually hated the beach. Oh well!

The campsite was fantastic. We had everything we needed as well as a fantastic view. The owners were friendly and Alice even made a little friend to play with. Amelia didn't seem to realise we had moved location and slept as well as she does at home. :-)

After a great nights sleep we decided to head to Portmeirion on Monday. This is where one of my favourite TV series, The Prisoner, was filmed. What a great place. A real mix of building styles and it looked EXACTLY like it did in the TV show. What was really cool is that the house where 'Number 6' lived in the shop was now the Prisoner shop!!

Tuesday was a bit wet at first so we decided to go to the local rabbit farm. Essentially it is a small farm with puppies, pigs and bunnies for kids to pet and play with. We all enjoyed this and we all held bunnies. Unfortunately Alice now wants one of her own. This will of course not happen as I will end up looking after it!!

Wednesday we decided to head for Mount Snowdon. The plan was to get the train to the top but due to high winds it was only going about 3/4 of the way up and when you got there you could not get out! Bugger! It was however an amazing trip. The views were spectacular and Alice got her first trip on a train. I took some pictures of the mountain but they in no way do it justice, partly because I was stuck on the very busy train shooting through glass! I really want to return and walk to the top.

Thursday was the wettest day of our holiday. We had planned to take Alice to Canarvon castle as she wanted to be a princess (?) but the rain was so bad that we didn't even get out of the car. Instead we went to a slate shop and Victoria bought a slate cheeseboard and to make it up to Alice we went to Criccieth Castle instead. Unfortunately, by the time we got there it was raining again so I had to carry her most of the way and we both got soaked. Still, if my little girl wants to see a castle, she gets to see a castle!!! :-)

Friday was time to pack up and head for home. We really didn't want to leave. We would all have happily stayed another week!

We really enjoyed Wales. I had forgotten how stunningly beautiful a place it was. We are already planning to return to the same place as well as planning a trip to France next year.

Pictures are here.

1 comments:

David Callaghan said...

Criccieth and the castle are ace... i went camping for 2 years running there with school.

And you are incredibly mean not letting your children have a bunny rabbit. It teaches them lots of things.

If luke wanted a bunny I would let him have one.

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