|On the train to Snowdon.|
|The stopping place.|
|Waiting for another train. Llyn Padarn (Lake)|
|Llyn Peris. Dinorwig Power Station under old quarry workings on left.|
We watched a short video about the history of the mine and the men who worked there. We then watched a demonstration on how to split and cut slate. It was interesting to learn that the instruments used to split the slate were actually dull, not sharp.
|Inside National Slate Museum with the workings behind.|
We drove back to Caernarfon for lunch. I had wanted to try a real fish and chip shop and I had read that Ainsworth's was the place to try. We got two boxes to share (we should have ordered one per person - it was delicious) and ate it on the bench outside. Then we went to Palas Caffi for ice cream. We all tried different flavors, lemon meringue, toffee, Mounds (coconut), Nutella.
We were again staying at Tal Menai Guest House and we had been told there was a foot path that led from town back. Our oldest wanted a little break from us, so he headed back to the B&B along the path while the rest of us crossed the bridge by the castle and took a walk along the shore on the other side. It was very windy and the scenery was not that spectacular, so we headed back. When we got to the bridge, a boat was coming through and we got to see the bridge swing back into place.
|Tal Menai Guest House.|
|Sunset over Menai Strait with the sheep in the field across the road.|