Wales

Because of the Canada Day holiday, we will deliver bread to Quesnel on Thursday July 2.

Tues June 30, 4 to 8 pm: Bread sales. Get it fresh from the oven!
Wed July 1, 4 to 8 pm: Pizza Night!

Your choices:
1. pepperoni, peppers, and mushrooms
2. wild sockeye salmon OR kale, capers, and spring onions

Thurs July 2, 9 and 9:30 am: Bread delivered to Quesnel: Green Tree Health & Wellness and Bouchie Lake Country Store
Sat July 4, 8:30 am until we sell out: Quesnel Farmer’s Market

Stage Four of our spring cycling/hiking trip:

After our overnight ferry ride from IJmuiden, Netherlands to Newcastle, England we braved the UK streets and rode our bikes to the train station. Our destination was Wickersley, just outside of Sheffield, where we were to pick up Tim’s daughter Sally after school on Friday. We then traded in our bikes for a rental car (boo hoo) and headed to north Wales for a week of walking in Snowdonia National Park. We stayed in a lovely little guest cottage overlooking the town of Llanberis. We spent the week exploring town, the many disused slate quarries, the many more fields of sheep, and the rolling hills of Snowdon! A magical place for sure.

On the Watkins Path up the south side of Mount Snowdon.
On the Watkins Path up the south side of Mount Snowdon.

 

Lovely views of North Wales rolling hills.
Lovely views of north Wales’ rolling hills.

 

A sunny day….
A sunny day….

 

A cloudy day….
A cloudy day….

 

Crossing styles gymnast style!
How to cross styles like a gymnast!

Sally has strong gymnast’s legs, and her father’s boundless energy: she is a great walker, especially when her chocolate levels are kept high and the clouds are not too low!

On the way up Snowdon, England and Wales highest peak (1085 m).
On the way up Mount Snowdon, England and Wales’ highest peak (1085 m).

 

Heading up Snowdon on the Pyg Track. Unlike hiking in Wells, there are no trees, no stumps, no roots, no logs, and no bugs.
Heading up Snowdon on the Pyg Track. Unlike hiking in Wells, there are no trees, no stumps, no roots, no logs, and no bugs. Just several dozens of other people!

 

Lovely Welsh light and rugged hills.
Lovely Welsh light and rugged hills.

 

A rare glimpse of the peak of Snowdon as it comes out of the cloud briefly!
A rare glimpse of the peak of Snowdon as it comes out of the cloud briefly! Not far to go now…

 

On top of Snowdon, a rare moment with only one other person in the photo!
On top of Snowdon, another rare moment with only one other person in the photo!

 

Looking down onto … with the Miner's Track along the lakes.
Coming back down Snowdon: looking down onto Glasllyn and Llyn Llydaw with the Miner’s Track along the lakes.

 

Coming down the unorthodox route - we met some goats here who were much better suited to the steep rocky slopes than we were!
Our unorthodox route down – we met some goats here who were much better suited to the steep rocky slopes than we were!

 

Sally's Snowdon hoodie (post summit) with Llanberis in the background.
Sally’s Snowdon hoodie (post summit) with Llanberis and Llyn Padarn in the background.

 

Most definitely the world's coolest flag.
Most definitely the world’s coolest flag.

 

Fine British cuisine. (I am still working out just how they get that bread so white??)
Fine British cuisine. (I am still working out just how they get that bread so white??)

 

Our favourite eating establishment in Llanberis: Pete's Eats.
Our favourite eating establishment in Llanberis: Pete’s Eats. Not just white bread, folks….

 

Our bikes being serenaded at the train station in Sheffield.
Our bikes being serenaded at the train station in Sheffield.

 

Tim rides down the hotel corridor to our room - a brief moment of fun in an otherwise boring airport hotel the night before we come home. So sad to have our holiday over with, so glad to get in the air and out of the Manchester airport!
Tim rides down the hotel corridor to our room – a brief moment of fun in an otherwise boring airport hotel the night before we flew home. So sad to have our holiday over with, so glad to get in the air and out of the Manchester airport!

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