Since we spent most of Tuesday morning looking around the Lake District farm, the remainder of the day was pretty much just driving to North Wales.
We did pass through an area of the Lake District that the poet Wordsworth claimed was the prettiest place on Earth! I didn’t take a picture (too busy gawking) but, MAN was it a beautiful drive.
Let me pause and say how thankful I was for our GPS device in the rental car. Even if we had wanted to ask for directions, we couldn’t have pronounced half of the towns in Wales
because, clearly: Welch is a MADE UP LANGUAGE.
It sure is a beautiful place though though!
(Do you see the windmills in the water on the horizon? Click to enlarge)
We stopped along a random road so that I could…well…use the side of the road for personal reasons…and BEHOLD! A glorious view with the Ocean! Small bladders can be an advantage, is what I’m saying.
Tuesday night we stayed at an awesome dairy farm.
And this was a SERIOUS dairy farm! Tons of cows and equipment!
There was even a calf born that night that we got to see all fresh the next morning!
It was a beautiful room, even after we got through with it.
We loaded up bright and early and went to explore Snowdonia National Park
Note: most of these pictures were taken out of the window of our moving car. The boys were sleeping and Brian and I were enjoying our alone-to-stare-in-wonderment time too much to risk stopping!
(white specks on picture above are sheep!)
Also please note that these are all two-way roads!
At this point I looked at the GPS and said “Look Brian! We are by the ocean! Let’s go to the beach!”
So, we went!
Joseph kept smiling and saying “THANK YOU for taking us to the beach!”
Isaac says “Hiya!” to the Irish Sea!
Joseph’s first “Dog poop castle” at a beach in Wales. Who knew?!
Brian walked up to a viewpoint:
I got to dip my feet in the Irish Ocean too! Pretty cold, colder than the Jersey shore, but not as cold as Oregon!
Reluctantly, we left the beach and went to our next hotel, not knowing what the next day would bring us….
(Remember I mentioned a tow truck?)