Archive | July 2011

4.5 hours to go!

It’s only four point five hours until we catch the train to Holyhead. Exciting stuff. Will definitely be vlogging through the entire journey, with all the triumphs and tears – with the latter most likely from me.

I think I have everything. I’m using a duvet cover as a sleeping bag, I guess it might be colder, but much lighter which I may or may not live to regret. Two pairs of underwear, totally enough for five days, and the odd bag of Haribo (just for the train up).

Still haven’t sorted out a place to stay on the last night, seems that bunkhouses just don’t answer their phones on a Sunday… I’m realising that a serious amount of prep has not occurred.

Okay, lots to do. Tweets will be available throughout the trip along with some interesting notes on the variety of towns, villages and hamlets we go through.

Otherwise, see you on the other side.




So the basic itinerary is complete:

Day 1:    Holyhead – Caernarfon (41miles)
Day 2:    Caernarfon – Machynlleth (79miles)
Day 3:    Machynlleth – Swyddffynnon (37miles)
Day 4:    Swyddffynnon – Brecon (78miles)
Day 5:    Brecon – Cardiff (55miles)

This should be interesting but there’s lots of time so we can take it slow and enjoy ourselves too. I’ve organised the first night’s stay, but am still to sort out Tuesday and Thursday. Should be quite easy though.

Right, time to get out of the sluggard sofa and do something productive.



Just organised our first day which ends in Caernarfon, staying at Totters. Being the vile student that I am, I phoned to ask for a discount and was instantly shot down, so not much point in trying again. But £16 for the night is pretty good and you get a lot for it too including a secure place for the bikes. Now I’ve seen some pictures online, I realise that my father and I stayed here the last time and I remember it having a friendly atmosphere with people coming and going.

Take a look at the fourteenth century dining area:

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