Driving in Wales is not for the faint of heart. At every turn there were narrow, tight, winding roads with speed limits of 60mph but often impossible to drive anything over 30. And I should mention the sheep – they crossed quite often so I hope you aren’t doing 60mph when they cross your path! The driving felt similar to Ireland except more mountainous, especially as we entered Snowdonia.
The drive was breathtaking 95% of the time. Only rarely did we come upon anything industrial. Most of what we saw were quaint stone homes, fields and mountains of green, thousands upon thousands of sheep and the water – whether a river or the sea.
In a way, it felt like you were in a completely different world rather than in a part of the United Kingdom. Signs were posted in both English and Welsh. And I cannot even begin to pronounce any of the Welsh words as most didn’t appear to even have any vowels!
Many of the shots that I took while driving were just that – driving shots – so they aren’t all 100% clear and I didn’t know what towns or villages we were driving through most of the time. But the drive was half of the fun and the scenery along the way was breathtaking – both in views and fear of the curves and narrow roads!!! So while this post isn’t big on text, you’ll find lots of beautiful shots that we took along the way during our time in North Wales!
I have to give a shout out to Josh who did a great job of not only navigating all the narrow, windy roads, but did so on the “wrong” side of the road. And a bonus, no rearview mirrors were destroyed like in Ireland!
Knuffels en kussen,