That was only the first part of the day, there was more to come! We visited this lovely cafe across the road (or two and to the right technically) which did Traditional Welsh Afternoon Tea and other delights we indulged in gracefully (sort of). Then we headed around to Beddgelert which translates 'Gelert's Grave'. Gelert was the faithful hound to the medieval Welsh Prince Llewelyn the Great and the grave tells the story of the tragedy that happened in the 13th century. If you ever intend to visit Snowdonia make sure to take a trip to this place and read the tale.
We then headed around to Blackrock sands which is a place where you can drive and park on the beach, however, you'd get the occasional person spinning carelessly around in their car. But the time we went at was great because there were less people there and the sun was beginning to set down. Even though it had been raining and it wasn't exactly sunbathing weather it was still a beautiful sight.
|Cave on Blackrock Sands|
|Blackrock Sands beach|
Then we decided it was more food time and headed to Bala for some delightful fish and chips, which were really good. On the way there we were going along some pass (it is hard to remember all the names of all the roads) through the hills and stopped along a lay by where I scared some sheep trying to take photo of the pink sky over some hills.
|View from the hilltop|
All in all it was a wonderful, yet tiring day and we made the most of a day trip to Snowdonia. Don't forget to try it out sometime, if you don't you sure are missing out!
|View of Snowdon coming from Portmadog|