Saturday, 21 July 2012

Back at Penrhos

Although Eddie was here last summer, this is my first return to Penrhos since 2007, indeed this is my now my 15th visit to this charmed place ('charmed' as long as the weather holds). A former RAF base, this has been a Polish resettlement camp after WW2, then it became an old folks' home. There are many barracks surviving from the war (indeed Eddie and I are staying in one, No. 42B).

Over the hills and far away - the familiar stroll across to Rhyd-y-clafdy yields lovely views of an evening. Below: looking north-west, hilly landscape of the Llyn Peninsula. Hay baled in huge plastic bags rather spoils the aesthetics of the scene (but no doubt is more convenient for the farmer).

Below: looking east from the same spot - on the horizon, Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa in Welsh), the highest mountain in Wales. Click to enlarge - you will be able to see the top station of the mountain railway just below the peak.

Back to Penrhos after a filling supper at the Ty Hwnt i'r Afon in Rhyd-y-Clafdy. Eddie and I visit the old munitions store, set back from the main base. It is surprising that this structure has not been demolished or converted into something useful.

As long as the weather holds, we'll have a great time in Penrhos.

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