Exploring the Unknown

Have you ever gone somewhere very familiar and suddenly discovered a part of it you never knew existed? I had that happen during my pilgrim walk around Bangor, when we discovered Ogwen Trail. And it happened again, later, during a walk toward Llandudno. It started when my parents and I decided we wanted to go … Continue reading Exploring the Unknown

Nose to Tail

As we turn onto Garage St, headed toward Builder St, I think about the countless times we have driven past this part of town without ever thinking about what is in the neighborhood. We note the brewery, peek at the railway tracks, and then turn toward the glowing lights at the entrance to The Kitchen’s Nose … Continue reading Nose to Tail

Jazz in Llandudno

Recently we discovered Vaughan St. Jazz, a monthly (1st Thursday of the month) event at Mostyn in Llandudno. This month was Matt Owens, performing on double bass along with John Ellis (keyboard), Neil Yates (trumpet), Sam Draper (drums), and Ríoghnach Connolly (vocals and flute). One of my favorite songs of the night was “The Aviators’ Ball,” … Continue reading Jazz in Llandudno

Walking the Little Orme

Most people who visit Llandudno focus on the Great Orme. It looms over the town, and there are so many ways to enjoy it: driving around the edge on Marine Drive, walking up to the top, taking the tram or the cable car. It certainly held my attention for many months. But as you walk along … Continue reading Walking the Little Orme