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a sunny weekend in Wales

Postby slparry » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:02 pm

I wasn't going to go out today but a mate of mine talked me into it as the weather was gorgeous. He on a 955i Tiger me on my F8GS.

We decided to use as little A road use as possible and to go from Wrexham to Aberdaron (which is a tiny cute village on the furthest point west on the Lleyn Peninsular (the arm of north Wales which points to Ireland).

All in all it worked out great, first stop after coming over the mountain road from Pentrefoelas to Llanrwst was

Tu Hwnt Ir Bont Tearooms- Home page

which at this time of year was resplendent in it's red "ivy" coat


Lovely coffee and lemon drizzle cake :) and a great chat with a couple on the next table.

Then over the mountain tops again to drop down to the "Ugly House" and a quick foray onto A road to Beddgelert, turning off towards Caernarfon and then onto another small mountain road to Nantlle. Before dropping down to Llanystumdwy before dropping towards Pwllhelli and on to Llanbedrog and the lovely lanes to Aberdaron for lunch.

Aberdaron was stunningly sunny


We sat in the Hen Blas café next to the bikes as they tick tick ticked while they cooled down and ordered lunch.

I went for the Aberdaron crab salad (which at £6.95 was a bargain) with a scone with jam and cream for pud washed down with a great cup of tea :)





After lunch we made our way along the coast road which is stunning over to Abersoch and back towards Criccieth


Through Porthmadog with the little steam trains chuffing away along the "cob"


Then over from Trawsfynydd along the excellent A4212 to Bala

For a cuppa at the lake at Bala


Before trundling home along the A5104 through Bryneglwys.

The F800GS is loosening up nicely and recorded 67.5 mpg for todays 200 miles which is fantastic!
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Re: a sunny weekend in Wales

Postby goldenoldy » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:28 pm

Fantastic run and great pictures!

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Re: a sunny weekend in Wales

Postby Galactic Greyhound » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:36 pm

Another great day out in Wales!

Great pics and crab salad as well! =D> :grin:

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Re: a sunny weekend in Wales

Postby Sofa » Mon Sep 22, 2014 6:06 am

Criccieth and didn't stop at Cadwaladers for an ice cream?
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Re: a sunny weekend in Wales

Postby Ruralman » Mon Sep 22, 2014 7:18 am

Looks like a lovely day out loved the pics, envious of the Crab Salad and the ride when I was working
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Re: a sunny weekend in Wales

Postby george baker » Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:19 pm

Aberdaron crab salad (which at £6.95 was a bargain
sure looks like it was
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