Madasa-Soles: August 2012


Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Weekend away in the Wye Valley


Friday 10th  to 12th of August we set off for a weekend in the motorhome  a lovely  little adults only site on the edge of the Forest of Dean

It was the first time we have been to this site but it wont be the last.


hawthorne cottage  caravan site.      I couldn’t  pick the link  up but its worth a google visit


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Gareth’s Graduation


these are  the photos taken by the professional photographer  of the  graduation




Friday, 3 August 2012

Gareth’s Graduation

Friday 20th July was Gareth’s graduation day> He graduated from The university of Glamorgan

with a 2.1. in Computer Forensics.

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Gareth with Me and Bernard

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Gareth with Dado  (Bernard)

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9 days touring North Wales

Friday 6th July 2012   we set off on our tour of North Wales first stop was Gwern y Bwlch  the caravan club site Nr Machynlleth  where we stayed for 2 nights.

Friday afternoon and Saturday we spent sightseeing around the area

This is the source of the river severn. we like this area we have been here several times the scenery and mountains are spectacular

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Sunday 8th July 2012   we moved on to the caravan club site  at

Blaenau  Ffestiniog this was for 1 night only. After setting up we went to Porthmadog.

This is the steam train crossing the main street.



Above photo the harbour Porthmadog.


A row of quaint houses.


Monday 9th July 2012 we set off for Llanberis to a Caravan Club CL we were booked in here for 2 nights

hoping for good weather to get the train to the summit of Snowdon









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The Snowdon mountain train

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The waterfalls from Snowdon.

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Not much luck with the weather for our trip up Snowdon but the scenery  was spectacular

Caernarvon Castle

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Caernarvon Harbour

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Castle from other side of estuary

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Fishing boat going through swing bridge

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Wednesday11 July 2012 and we were booked into the caravan  club site on Anglesey for 2 nights

The Meni Bridge this is the original bridge connecting Anglesey to the main land

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Britannia Bridge  this is the second bridge with railway running underneath it.


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One place I wouldn’t like to live fancy sitting there on a rough night

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13th and 14th July 2012 and we are booked into a caravan club cl at Churk for 2 nights

this was to explore llangollen and the pontcysyllte aqueduct which we have been over many times in our narrowboat

view from the bridge in llangollen looking  at the steam train in the station

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pontcysyllte aqueduct in the pouring rain



Bernard walking the aquaduct in the rain


my cousin in the rain



View of the Aquaduct from below



On the friday afternoon the rain came down like stair rods and continued all night.

Saturday we went to look at Churk Castle

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From Churk castle we went to the Churk Aquaduct and the rain poured down

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When we got back to the site it was very wet and our motorhome was starting to sink so we decided

to pack up early. I phoned the next site and cancelled  we had to get my cousin to tow us off with his 4x4

so we were home by 7.30pm.