Day 069 : Penmaenmawr – Penrhyn Bay

The main A55 Dual Carriageway now by-passes many of the seaside towns along this stretch of coast. Penmaenmawr is one of them which is overlooked by its own mountain which has been significantly quarred.

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For most of the day some dark clouds hung over this mountain, I thought that I was in for a soaking but the dark clouds stayed put and I even got some sunshine later on.

I leave Penmaenmawr and negotiate the footbridge over the A55, watching the cars going into the tunnels. It was low tide on the River Conwy, so I was able to follow the sand banks up thr estuary to the Marina. Conwy has the smallest house in Great Britain and there was quite a queue waiting to see it.

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The castle looks very impressive standing over the river. It was built by the warmongering Edward I after he blungeoned his way through Wales. The suspension bridge was the original entrance into the town built by Thomas Telford.

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I walk to Deganwy where I stop for my lunch before taking a walk around the Great Orme, a limestone headland standing straight up out of the sea. It has its own tramway and chair lift to the top starting in Llandudno.

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I take the opportunity to call in and see Dennis and Rose who are great friends of mine. I mentioned about a chance meeting with them in one of my earlier blogs. It was great to have a chat and a cup of tea although I did interrupt their Sunday dinner.

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