24.07.2013 - 24.07.2013
Unable to get more accommodation in Caernarfon we decided to venture South avoiding the ominous black clouds, we succeeded in avoiding rain all day.
Leaving Caernarfon heading towards Snowdonia, riding through the Pass of Lianberis we came across the Slate mine, huge chunks are being taken out of the mountain. Explains the excessive use of slate in Caernarfon.
The scenery is quite rugged and reminded us of movie sets.
Next stop was the delightful little village of Beddgelert.
After Beddgelert we rode along the coast past Harlech, a very popular coastal "resort" area, actually the holiday village consisted of row upon row of block houses near the beach - Welsh Rivieria Steve called it.
Now it was time to find some twisty roads. Through Rhayader towards Brecon we rode through some brilliant scenery and great roads, winding and twisting through the farmland with hedges right to the edge of a very thin road, lots of fun. This ride was recommended to us by Richard (of Westons Apple Cider) and was great.
We finished our day at Abergavenny still in Wales. (If that name sounds familiar - think of the song !!!)