Sunday, March 29, 2009

Snowdonia - Wales

The Place: In Northern Wales, Snowdonia, went camping close by to the small town of Betws y Coed.
Some features: Walked the very scenic Llyn Elsi trail ("llwybr" in Welsch - what the?) which took us high up in the hills passed old grown over house ruins to a small lake in the mountains.
Spent the next day cycling in Coed y Brenin, which opened my eyes to the world of mountain biking. The trail was about 18 kms and technically challenging, featuring steps and drop-offs and steep declines. While Nic, Trev and Kath took the "Dragon's Back" route, Liz, Tim and I rode the 'Mbr' trail which saw all three of us flying head over handlebars at one stage or another. Liz's fall was spectacular as she somehow managed to turn off the road down a sheer drop (about the height of a person) and dived thru the air ahead of her bike which came following close behind her. Apart from some bruises and scrapes she was uninjured. Good times.