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Jul 11, 2015 - North Llyn

It was a grey day and on our final day in the area we decided we would head to the northern coast of the Llyn peninsula for a short explore. We went to Porth Dinllaen and explored the headland before driving further along the coast. We gave up after awhile due to heavy rain and returned to Porthmadog.

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Jul 4, 2015 - Portmeiron

Today we visited the Italianate private village of Portmeiron just outside Porthmadog. The village was the brainchild of eccentric architect Clough Williams-Ellis and his dream to build an ideal village to enhance rather than blend in with its surroundings. It took him a while to find a suitable location but in the early 1920’s was offered this site four miles from his home. The site had Victorian house which he turned into a hotel the income from which provided Williams –Ellis “Home for Fallen Buildings” Over the following years endangered...

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Jun 29, 2015 - Porthmadog

We had moved base to just outside Porthmadog for the next two weeks as there is a lot to explore in this area. Porthmadog was once a major port used for the transportation of slate and was named by William Alexander Madocks after himself and the Welsh Prince Madog. On our first day we had a walk along the coast from Porthmadog with views across the Glaslyn estuary. It was just lovely walking in the warm sunshine and Daisy enjoyed a romp on the beach but she still will not go anywhere near the water.

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May 21, 2012 - Porthmadog

It has been a few days since we added anything to the journal sorry. Continuing to have a fabulous time and we have now struck some sunny weather for 3 days in a row. Great! We travelled up to Cardiff from St Ives, a long day of travel broken by a number of stops -the first being Padstow, or Padstein as the locals call it following the take over of a number of businesses by Rick Stein. His name is everywhere and it is a bit much to be honest. We tried to have lunch at his cafe but it was jam packed and we were asked to share a table. Packed...

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