Saturday – Aberystwyth

My goodness, one week of holiday is already over, we have to say goodbye to Plas y Mabws. Conclusion: Great area, nice people, we have not at all seen everything so far – it seems we will have to come back.

At half past nine in the morning we leave towards Snowdonia, more precisely to Llyn peninsula in front of the actual mountain range. The route planner tells us it takes about three and a half hours to get there. As we can move into the next cottage not before 4 o’clock p.m. and of course due to the necessary break we stop halfway in Aberystwyth. The town is the first city for days now that really earns this labelling. There even is a university with about 7.000 students.

Now at the weekend and with this constantly sunny weather Aberystwyth is like a magnet for a lot of day trippers. You can walk along the promenade, stroll through the many shops, and they have a pier with the GB typical amusement hall. I finally succeed in finding the souvenir for Fabian that he ordered.

After having delicious fish and chips for lunch – what else? – we move on to our actual destination. We make another stop at ALDI in Porthmadog (this time we find it at once), then Gernot directs me along small roads getting narrower and narrower to the little village of Llangybi. Here on Mur Crusto Farm we will stay for the second week, the cottage is named Gwyndy.

Now the last bit to Plas y Mabws was just a farm track though it was at least paved. The last part of the route to Gwyndy is not even paved, now we really have reached absolute secludedness. Instead the cottage is a surprise. It was built just a few years ago, everything is still very new and neat.

We again have a conservatory with magnificent views to the Irish Sea on one side and to the Snowdon on the other one. In fact we don’t have to make any excursions at all, it is beautiful here. And thanks to ALDI we won’t stay hungry.