Llandudno – Croeso i’r Gogarth

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Trips & Adventures – 27 September 2018

If you are wondering what “Croeso i’r Gogarth” means, it is Welsh for “Welcome to the Great Norm … (oops!) I mean Great Orme”.

Three members of Out & About (Oldham’s LGBT over 50’s group) joined 13 members of Out In The City for a full day out in Llandudno, a coastal town in north Wales. After taking this group photo we made our way to a pub for lunch. When we got there I realised I had left my bag unattended on the street, but the good people of Llandudno had left it untouched.

We split into groups as half of us wanted to climb the Great Orme, north west of the town. The cliffs of the Great Orme headland jut into the sea, and ancient tunnels lead to a cavern at Great Orme Mines. A 1902 tramway has an upper and lower section, and travels to the headland’s summit. There are feral goats on the mountain which originate from India and Pakistan.

For the picture on the left, I thought for ages and ages for a witty and appropriate caption, but no I couldn’t come up with one.

Other members of the group wanted to visit the North Shore Beach and the 19th-century Llandudno Pier or just relax and chat. Stuart and Normski had a quickie at the end of the pier.

We met up at 5.00pm for the return journey. Although there were some roadworks – “Delays until October 2018” and I thought “Oh no! We are not going to get home until November!” – the driver made good time and we were back in Manchester for 7.00pm. Well done to Vinny’s Executive Travel for a great job.

Go to the website – and then click on the album to reveal more photos.

A little snooze after a great day out.

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