Before heading into Caernarfon, we took a chance and stopped at the B&B we had booked for the next two nights. Tal Menai Guest House is just a mile outside of town. It was around noon, but the owner, Sylvette, was glad to see us early because it freed her up to see her grandchildren in a performance that night. We put our bags in our room then sat on the front lawn for a lunch of bread and cheese that we had picked up on the way. Sylvette gave us a map of the town and told us of a free place to park within a short walk to the castle.
|View of Menai Strait from our bedroom.|
|10-sided Eagle Tower.|
While we kept an ear out for the choir, we enjoyed roaming all the passages of the castle. One of the things we didn't do while we were there was visit the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Museum. I'm not sure why other than I just wasn't in a museum-y kind of mood.
|Castle Square from Queen Eleanor's Gate.|
|Length of the castle with Menai Strait beyond.|
|Looking across to the mountains of Snowdonia.|
Eventually, Cor Glanaethwy took the stage. First the youngest sang, then a group of teens and young adults, then adults, and eventually all 162. We did take a few brief recordings, but if you want to hear them, here they are on Britain's Got Talent singing Benedictus, The Prayer, and Hallelujah. And, if you can't understand the words, it is because they are singing in Welsh.
|Part of Cor Glanaethwy rehearsing.|
We left the castle and crossed the bridge over the River Seiont to take a look back. The tide was out and all the boats were high and dry. It was interesting to see the twin-keeled sailboats resting on the mud.
|Low tide on the River Seiont.|
We had dinner at the recommended Black Boy Inn and then headed back to Tal Menai.