Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Chester, Conway and on to Dublin


I'm back with some posts for you today. I was too tired to write last night, so I thought I'd compile a few today and post them all at the same time.

After the Lake District, we went on to Chester for one night. The next morning we took a rather brisk (meaning you could see your breath and I was confused as to whether or not I was back in Canada) walk around the city followed by some free time to look around the shops.

The Queen Hotel where we stayed the night.

This was the Town Crier across the street from our hotel, it looked so pretty in the early morning light.

First we took a lovely stroll along the canal.

Then we came up behind a very large church that had some extremely energetic squirrels running around with the pigeons.

After that, we walked the streets checking out the shops and popped into a cute little bookstore for some morning tea.

Next it was on to Conway for our lunch stop.

We seen some windmills right in the ocean, I thought they made for a pretty picture.

Conway castle.

Mom and I took a quick stroll around the town and stopped for a quick tea and scone (for Mom) in an adorable little cafe. We weren't there nearly long enough to get a good look around, it seemed to be quite the sweet town.

A pretty bridge along the way.

The village with the longest name in Europe - Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch
Which means: The church of St. Mary in the hollow of white hazel trees near the rapid whirlpool by St. Tysilio's of the red cave.

We set sail from Holyhead on a beautiful boat that took about 3-and-a-half hours to cross. It was a nice day, so the sea was calm which made for a smooth ride. The change in scenery and pace was a welcome relief from all the bus riding we had been doing over the last few days.

Once we landed in Dublin, I took a few photos on the way to the hotel, but because of the time of day, there are some glares from the bus windows.

A whole new take on "knock your socks off".

The Dublin doors.

Tomorrow we went to the cutest yarn store!
Be back soon,

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