Last night was my first visit to an eisteddfod. Look here. Llangollen is quite close and Keith had never been either, so off we went and had an enjoyable evening with a very varied programme, culminating in the finals for the 'Choir of the World'.
More Welsh choirs here.. The winning choir was a barbershop group More details on them here.. Their performance was excellent - they did a 'special' version of 'Undermilk Wood', first performed on 'The Two Ronnies' years ago - utterly brilliant!
Today we ventured over to Harlech.
here. The beach there is lovely but slightly spoiled by the fact that the carpark is some distance away and the walk from there to the beach is made more difficult for anyone not very mobile or with babies or toddlers in tow as it passes through a golf course and the last part is very soft sand.
Turning our attention to the castle, we noticed that the sea is some distance away and wondered how any hordes of invaders who happened to be passing would manage to reach the castle undetected. Historians would have us believe that in the 13th century, the sea was much closer, but I don't go along with that. It seems quite clear to me that, on disembarking, they keyed the castle's postcode into their PDA's, typed in 'Attack' and Bob's your uncle! The sat. nav. on their PDA's would probably even warn them to avoid low flying golf balls. These historians make such heavy weather of things!