Hiking up Crimpiau near Capel Curig

Over the bank holiday weekend, we had gorgeous sunny weather and energy for a more significant walk than just around town. We decided to take an afternoon and hike up Crimpiau, near Capel Curig in Snowdonia. It’s only a 3.5-mile hike, so nothing too long, with a 275-meter ascent. I wouldn’t recommend this hike if … Continue reading Hiking up Crimpiau near Capel Curig

Penrhyn Castle

Penrhyn Castle, on the edge Bangor, is one of those historic sites that does an impressive job acknowledging and talking about its conflicted history. It’s one of those “castles” that’s really a castle-like mansion — and this one was built by a family that first made its fortune from sugar plantations in Jamaica, owning hundreds … Continue reading Penrhyn Castle

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