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Any members in WALES UK up for a coffee/beer etc in the next few weeks?

Margo and I are making the 30 hours journey this week via Abu Dhabi, to Newport WALES, driving rental car for the last 4 hours, with no hotel stop on way! We will then drive roughly in a large circle around this interesting place for a couple of weeks.

Margo read there are about 600 Castles there on the BBC website, so I am sure we’ll get to see quite a few of them! 8-)

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49609150

The kids have moved into the house to feed the cats, and we are on our own here. :lol:

Margo has booked a bunch of B&Bs etc, and we have a pretty loose schedule booked in, to fill in the time. By all means add in some suggested highlights here that we might otherwise overlook!

I am sure we have members in Wales, or in the UK border areas, and if anyone feels inclined to catch up for a coffee/beer/meal etc, please touch base. Our final evening will be in the Heathow area.

We are catching up with a member in Conwy who is driving in from Cheshire, and staying overnight there with his wife, and will be great to put faces to some stampboards handles, as we have done in over 30 countries around the world over the years.

From Ecuador, to Alaska, the Faroe Islands, Argentina, Mongolia, Nova Scotia, Singapore, South Africa, to the Falkland Islands, and even tiny St Pierre et Miquelon etc! We truly have members all over the globe. :D

Add a note here, and I can send you the itinerary, to see if we might be able to slot something in. :mrgreen:

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Hi Glen,

I live in Cardiff which has a great castle as you know.

But there’s also Castell Coch and Caerphilly Castle nearby.

I’d be delighted to meet up with you and Margo when you visit this part of beautiful Wales!

Please send me your itinerary and I’m sure we could meet up for a meal somewhere.
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Thanks Davy .. Itinerary emailed - hope we manage to catch up. :)

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Hi Glen.

Email received.

Wow! You have a full itinerary :D

We can communicate more details via email.
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Hi Glen

Let me know where you are and when and I'll try and sort something, I'm just over the border.

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Hi Glen,

I’m about 10 miles from Cardiff. Would be great to meet up if possible during your time over here.
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Peter ... will mail you the itinerary and let's see if we can slot something in that suits us all!

We stay a few nights at Newport that is pretty close I think?

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Thanks Glen. Yes, Newport is easy for me to get to.
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I have visited Conwy Castle, Caernavon Castle and Harlech Castle. All of them are great. Conwy is so nice I once thought about moving there.

Have fun. Looking forward to some Photos.
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George .. Wales is certainly a bit different to Germany. :)

So Conwy Castle is a good one?

We look like having a bit of a get together up north Wales in Conwy on Saturday June 1 it seems, with a few members planning on driving in from England to storm the Castle once again. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Seems like that is a close point to a large chunk of the UK.

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Wish I could storm it with you :lol: :lol:

Yes Conwy is very pretty. Nice Fish and Chips there too if you like that. And you can watch the kids catch Crabs, something I did as a kid too. Also Conwy has the smallest house in Great Britain:


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Hi Glen

Conwy is a good one to visit, Caernarfon is where the now King Charles was invested as Prince of Wales back in the day.

Harlech is a large ruin but nice to see (probably driving past) and Cricceth castle is lovely for photos at sunset.

Cricceth is just down the coast from Penrhyndeudraeth.
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Hopefully will manage to meet up.

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Folks - have a safe trip and a wonderful time
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Just loaded this imperf pair into stock today of a striking long sandy beach in Wales. :lol: :lol: :lol:

Went to look it up in SG to find the cat price of imperfs and noted it was from a set of 6 titled 'A British Journey - Wales'

The design Department of Royal Mail should have all been lined up and shot at dawn if this is BEST six designs they could muster! I bet it attracted not a single new tourist to Wales. :!:

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goof wrote: 19 May 2024 21:57Caernarfon is where the now King Charles was invested as Prince of Wales back in the day.
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Wrexham is a nice small city. Good cathedral. Their football team has gained a lot of attention the last couple years, both for having Hollywood owners, and for rising in the rankings.

North Wales has some nice spots like Bryn Mawr.

That set of six does not inspire me to see more of Wales.
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kerema wrote: 20 May 2024 12:15 Folks - have a safe trip and a wonderful time
Same from me too. I hope you both have a fantastic trip.
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Not an inspiring set, that "A British Journey - Wales" ... However, better issue was the National Parks one from Jan. 2021. However, wasn't able to get many of this stamp.

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If you need a break from castles, the Llechwedd Slate Caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog are well worth a visit.
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Anglesey Island has Beaumaris Castle and you could then visit South Stack on the island with its Cliffs and Lighthouse (north-west corner of the island).

Tickets for the Lighthouse can be bought in the RSPB Cafe and it's a walk with lots of steps! Beautiful scenery though.

You basically drive right past Anglesey on your way to Conwy. I think there are also boat trips from Angelsey to see Puffins.
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Finchley Chris wrote: 22 May 2024 00:55 If you need a break from castles, the Llechwedd Slate Caverns near Blaenau Ffestiniog are well worth a visit.
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It also has underground golf and bounciness.
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You can get a nice ice cream in Conwy too. Just watch out for the eager seagulls!

Happy travels Glen & Margo :)
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Can any Welsh locals advise re some wackadoodle new road speed rules we read about?

15 or 20 MPH in cities or something similar. (So KPH are still not used there yet for speeds?)
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The speed limit for built up areas in Wales is standardised at 20 miles per hour. My Welsh friends are all in agreement on the subject, none of them are happy about it!

There are lots of impressive castles in Wales, Conway Castle has already been mentioned, personally I quite like Powis Castle too.

If you are intending to visit a lot of castles you might benefit from a CADW 7 day pass.

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It may come as a shock to you Glen, but Wales does have some actual sandy beaches too - including some nice scenic ones. i.e. I have happy memories of visiting Llangranog. The weather might not be what an Australian would regard as "beach weather" mind you. :lol:
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In Wales, even though the speed limit in built-up areas is generally 20 mph (Yes, speed limits are all in mph in UK) there are quite a few places still in built up areas where it’s 30 mph which are then clearly indicated.

Just keep an eye out for the speed cameras!
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On the M4 around Newport and Port Talbot, be careful to follow the 50 mph average speed limits. These cameras look like this.
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I think I'll ask Avis to rent us a dual person bicycle. Almost certain not to get booked somewhere then!

Do cars ever get into second gear there? :lol: :lol: :lol:
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There are faster stretches of road, but then there may also be a tractor ahead! Or sheep on the road!
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Global Admin wrote: 22 May 2024 15:32
Can any Welsh locals advise re some wackadoodle new road speed rules we read about?

15 or 20 MPH in cities or something similar. (So KPH are still not used there yet for speeds?)

Although I’m probably in the minority, I’m a supporter of the 20 mph limit in built-up areas. There are some more open roads where it would be reasonable to go back up to 30, but in towns and cities it makes absolute sense for safety to keep the 20 limit.

KPH? - foreign nonsense :evil:

In the UK we are now a strange mix of metric and imperial when it comes to weights and measures. Foodstuffs have to be sold with metric weights. Drinks including alcohol from shops is sold with volume in millilitres, but draught beer in pubs is always in pints, whereas wine and spirit measures will be in mls.

Petrol is sold in litres, but road speeds and distances are always given in mph and miles/yards/feet.

Most of us still use feet and inches to measure our height, with stones and pounds used for body weight.

Land area is often still quoted in acres, but hectares are also now often used.

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FairyFoot wrote: 22 May 2024 23:41 There are faster stretches of road, but then there may also be a tractor ahead! Or sheep on the road!
A common problem in Wales :lol:
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Global Admin wrote: 22 May 2024 23:27
I think I'll ask Avis to rent us a dual person bicycle. Almost certain not to get booked somewhere then!

Do cars ever get into second gear there? :lol: :lol: :lol:

Avis do a special tandem bike for Welsh travellers.

This one would be great for you and Margo, Glen 😀
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Did anyone play those iSpy book games? - books for various topics, with different points for spotting things. e.g. for a bird one: low points for sparrows, but more points for birds of prey.... Perhaps could come up with something for Glen & Margo's visit to Wales.

How many points for spotting sheep on the roadside (not in field)? How many for getting stuck behind a tractor, or an oversized vehicle going down a too-narrow lane? What else could there be?
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Yes, a bit like "Wales Tour Bingo'.
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FairyFoot wrote: 24 May 2024 04:12 Did anyone play those iSpy book games? - books for various topics, with different points for spotting things. e.g. for a bird one: low points for sparrows, but more points for birds of prey.... Perhaps could come up with something for Glen & Margo's visit to Wales.

How many points for spotting sheep on the roadside (not in field)? How many for getting stuck behind a tractor, or an oversized vehicle going down a too-narrow lane? What else could there be?
There's always the broken down bus. My journey home from work this evening was somewhat extended as a consequence of one of those causing a traffic tail back that stretched several miles.

If Glen hires a wide car he might struggle to make much headway on some Welsh roads, they can be a bit on the narrow side.

When we were staying in Betwys-yn-Rhos a year or two ago we had several instances where Mountain Goats appeared from nowhere and deciding to block the road - so Glen will need to keep his wits about him.
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Make sure the car has a Roo bar Glen.
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Ubobo.R.O. wrote: 24 May 2024 09:34 Make sure the car has a Roo bar Glen.
I suspect that Roo bars are illegal over here (probably due to the increased risk of injury to folk who you collide with.) :lol:
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How can anyone get hurt if cars are travelling at snail's pace? :)

Typing this at 36,000 feet, and WELL seat belted up, after that nasty turbulence issue over Burma a day or so back -- that we also flew over a few hours back. Folks get blasé about such possibilities, I am sure.

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All arrived after a freaking FIVE OR SIX HOUR drive down the parking lot named 'M4'. No-one told us it was some kind of Holiday weekend. :roll:

Just lovely, after 30 hours on planes and airports and no hotels. :lol:

A pint of lukewarm 'TRIBUTE' Cornish beer to celebrate finally making the alleged '2 hour' drive from Heathrow - asked if there were any WELSH beers on hand, and the lady in pub just laughed at the dumb tourist question. Had imagined there would be many there.

Off now to Cardiff Castle, and St. Fagan Museum of Welsh Life, and then catching up there with PeterH this afternoon and DavyJo tomorrow.

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Glad you arrived safely. I have never tried Tribute beer.

Have a nice afternoon. Hope the weather is OK.
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Brains....

Anyway, the week you've chosen is a bank holiday and half term schools holiday.
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Glad you got here OK, have a great day and hope to see you soon.

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Glen and Margo, according to this website, "there are currently around ninety Welsh breweries, some more than a century old, but many founded as part of the craft beer revolution of the past decade."

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Where Welsh beer is concerned, you need "Brains"!
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phrag99 wrote: 26 May 2024 01:22
Where Welsh beer is concerned, you need "Brains"!

No, you need PeterH who steered us to a lovely place that had several Welsh beers on tap today at St.Feigens! Lovely sunny day - again.

Also visited Cardiff Castle earlier in the day. Was amazed at how busy and bustling Cardiff was on a Saturday. Seemed busier than the Sydney CBD. :lol:

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Glad you got there safe and sound. Hope we get to share your castle adventure ie happy snaps?
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Brummie wrote: 26 May 2024 07:31
Glad you got there safe and sound. Hope we get to share your castle adventure ie happy snaps?

Cardiff Castle was largely built by the 3rd Earl Of Bute, using the vast profits he made from coal mining in the 1800s - he was literally one of the world's wealthiest man in the 1860s.

It was original a Roman Fort settlement, and later a Norman one. 'Everyone' invaded this place - the Vikings in between of course. :lol: :lol:

I took these photos of the 'over the top' Bute inspired interiors!

Gigantic expense involved - allegedly the second place in the UK to get electricity - ahead of Queen Victoria even. :idea:

It was given to the City of Cardiff in 1950, as it was 'seldom used by the Butes! It is smack in the centre of Cardiff on huge grounds.

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Global Admin wrote: 26 May 2024 06:27
phrag99 wrote: 26 May 2024 01:22
Where Welsh beer is concerned, you need "Brains"!

No, you need PeterH who steered us to a lovely place that had several Welsh beers on tap today at St.Feigens! Lovely sunny day - again.

Also visited Cardiff Castle earlier in the day. Was amazed at how busy and bustling Cardiff was on a Saturday. Seemed busier than the Sydney CBD. :lol:

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Saturday is prime shopping and socialising time, especially in c capital city but also in most small cities.

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This is not something I would recommend in Wales; although you will hear a good number of people speaking Welsh, it is better to speak to them in English than to try and wrap your tongue round a lack and surplus of vowels (yes, you can have both).

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