Next morning I checked out of my Criccieth guest house and again went along to the Harbour Station in Porthmadog, this time to take the Ffestiniog Railway up to Blaenau Ffestiniog and back. Then I set off to drive up to Llandudno where I was to stop over night.
On the next day I drove the few miles into Portmadog to spend the day doing what I had come to Wales for, to ride the Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog Harbour Station to Caernarfon. As the crow flies they are about 15 miles apart, as the railtracks go they are 25 miles apart… but the journey takes over two and a half hours. Continue reading
As the weather was looking pretty good I decided to take a week off work and go away to Wales for a few days. My main reason was to go and ride on a train across the main road at Porthmadog (I think I’ll probably have to put up a blog post about that !).
On the way down I had the option of sticking to the motorways and dual carriageway A55, or to take a more scenic route. I took the scenic route and started with a few caches in Cheshire on the Skeg to Ness series Continue reading
Saturday evening and it was nice and sunny so I decided to go for a little jaunt along the River Wharfe at Burnsall, as usual I decided to start by walking out to the furthest away cache and then grabbing the others as I returned. This evening was made more interesting as the nearer I got to Grassington the louder I could hear Boney M playing their gig at the Grassington Festival ! Continue reading
A Saturday in York called for a walk around the walls and a grab of a few caches where it was possible to do so without interference from the hoardes of people visiting York on a Sunny Saturday
25th June 2011 – York Micro #8 The Red Tower GC1FAMK – cache #1233
I couldn’t find this cache at first – as I was looking on the wrong side of the wall, when I got up onto the walkway I saw where the cache must be and went back to get it, then I had to read all the information boards very slowly to wait for the passers-by to leave the area before I could grab the cache. Continue reading