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post #1 of 4 Old Sep 21st, 2014, 3:07 pm Thread Starter
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another great weekend in Wales

I wasn't going to go out today but a mate of mine talked me into it as the weather was gorgeous. He on a 955i Tiger me on my F8GS.

We decided to use as little A road use as possible and to go from Wrexham to Aberdaron (which is a tiny cute village on the furthest point west on the Lleyn Peninsular (the arm of north Wales which points to Ireland).

All in all it worked out great, first stop after coming over the mountain road from Pentrefoelas to Llanrwst was

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which at this time of year was resplendent in it's red "ivy" coat

Lovely coffee and lemon drizzle cake and a great chat with a couple on the next table.

Then over the mountain tops again to drop down to the "Ugly House" and a quick foray onto A road to Beddgelert, turning off towards Caernarfon and then onto another small mountain road to Nantlle. Before dropping down to Llanystumdwy before dropping towards Pwllhelli and on to Llanbedrog and the lovely lanes to Aberdaron for lunch.

Aberdaron was stunningly sunny

We sat in the Hen Blas cafť next to the bikes as they tick tick ticked while they cooled down and ordered lunch.

I went for the Aberdaron crab salad (which at £6.95 was a bargain) with a scone with jam and cream for pud washed down with a great cup of tea

After lunch we made our way along the coast road which is stunning over to Abersoch and back towards Criccieth

Through Porthmadog with the little steam trains chuffing away along the "cob"

Then over from Trawsfynydd along the excellent A4212 to Bala

For a cuppa at the lake at Bala

Before trundling home along the A5104 through Bryneglwys.

The F800GS is loosening up nicely and recorded 67.5 mpg for todays 200 miles which is fantastic!

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Re: another great weekend in Wales

I know it's Wales, but makes me home sick for the North East

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Re: another great weekend in Wales

Great trip report and pictures

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Wow, very nice! Thanks.

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