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Llyn Padar, Llanberis, Wales                                                                                                        © Watercolour by Ole Jacobi, July 1997

Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch to Llanberis
Friday 18 July 1997

In the morning, we returned to the Menai Bridge to leave Anglesey. On the way through Bangor, we stopped at a Laundromat and washed all our dirty clothes and spin-dried them. A nice woman who looked after the place gave us tea and conversation. Our next stop was Llanberis in the Snowdonia Mountains where we wanted to take the small train up to the summit of Snowdon. We were too late, though. When we arrived, the last train at 4.30 was fully booked. So we took a turn around the nice little town which is a meeting-place for walkers, saw the local Dolbodarn Castle, a lovely round stone tower overlooking the lake and the mountains all the way around. Many B&Bs and hotels in town, some of them going back to the start of the mountain railroad in the 1890s. A nice old-fashioned resort with a distinct alpine feeling to it. We booked in at a small guest-house with a pleasing exterior. The room was on the small side, and the ensuite bathroom very small indeed, but the price was reasonable (£15 p.p.).