The Lens-Artists Challenge this week is ‘Getting Away’, and I realize that, although the restrictions of staying in our own region of the province (BC) were lifted June 15, we haven’t gone anywhere, other than out to dinner a LOT! However, I suppose going through banks of photos and journals from trips abroad constitutes getting away, at least in my head! So here is a portion of a wonderful loop-drive on our first full day in Wales in 2016.
May 28, Saturday. (Route map at the end of the post.)
After a visit to a trio of tiny, perfect towns, a very snaky road led us to Llangollan.
The area was full of wooded hills and dales that appeared as if they had been painted by one of the early landscape artists. We stopped first at Horseshoe Falls, obviously man-made and a bit disappointing at first.But then a bunch of rafters appeared and that looked as if it could prove interesting. A group of rafters in blue helmets entering the waters. Attempting to negotiate the ‘falls’ part of Horseshoe Falls looks tricky. Very tricky….Horseshoe Falls was surrounded by green woodlands and a sign indicated that there was a church along a small footpath.Wandering into the woods we discovered this small church hidden away.Some of the tombstones looked like giant chess pieces.The churches in Wales have a unique flooring style. This is simpler than most but still interesting.Someone had left a basket of wild garlic on the doorstep.The Lonely Planet map showing the loop drive we made on our 2nd day in Wales. Our next stop was Pontcysylite Aqueduct, very high up with boats making their way down the narrow canal on top.