Tuesday, 13 June 2017

June 13th 2017: Wales: Bwlchgwyn Farm 2

Monty the Motorhome is enjoying the third best campsite view in Europe - that's according to Mrs Campsite Owner who may be a bit biased - but it is pretty good.
Our second day at this site dawned with rain, though not a lot, so it was on with the waterproofs and off to Barmouth. The walk crosses the impressive railway viaduct that spans the river Mawddach before coming into the town itself, which can best be described as a typical seaside resort stuck in the past. The place seems a bit down at heel, perhaps because it is still out of season, but the shops are tacky, the streets seem grimy, the amusement arcade is open but deserted, yet there are people about out on the sands and in the coffee shops.
We stayed and had lunch, then took a little passenger ferry across the river to catch the narrow gauge steam train to Fairbourne - the one we visited yesterday and found it closed for business. The ride was quite exhilarating, in an open carriage with steam billowing back.
This evening the sun broke through the clouds and we were treated to a lovely evening.

A bit like toytown

1 comment:

  1. As teenagers some 40+ Years ago we drove down to Fairbourne in ours cars, Hillman imp, MG , Mini and Ford Cortina. We camped on the far end of the spit. We used the pub and the fish and chip shop and we walked across the bridge to Barmouth, the town was not exactly buzzing then and In those days the bridge still carried trains.