Ffestiniog with it's great slate mines reminds us that it wasn't always as quiet and peaceful as today. The huge piles of slate waste tower over you on both sides of the road. Betws-yCoed falls would have been a fine sight but I have to press on. Llandudno is always so busy whatever the time of the year so I must bypass it today. It's a good fast road to Abergele where I know I'll find the best fish and chip shop in Wales (IMHO). A plastic fisherman in his yellow oilskins has been standing outside it for over 50 years. Just had to stop there.
Rhyl is where there be dragons. The one in the picture used to be red and my kids insisted that I put my foot down passing him in case he jumped in the car. I reckon he ran out of lighter fuel a long time ago. Prestatyn is the place to go if you fancy a great family holiday in a static caravan with plenty of entertainment. I enjoy seeing the happy little kids making their way to the beach with their newly bought buckets and spades but quickly move on.
From there I handed over the driving to Medi (my camper) with her new sat/nav to take me home the quickest way. She took me down roads I didn't even know had been built and avoided the Mersey Tunnel and Liverpool which used to be my usual route.
Sorry if I've bored you, but my aim was to show that though you might be old and knackered with dodgy lungs, there might still be things than you can still do which you thought you were well past.