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Thursday, November 12, 2015

North Wales - a mini adventure

We travelled up to Betws y Coed on Sunday and the forecast was rain, heavy at times but some clear days.  Sunday was full of heavy rainfall and the campsite was already holding some water.  Luckily the rain stopped for the night, so it was fingers crossed for the next few days.  But on Monday the rain was epic, so bad that even with waterproof coats and trousers walking around was no fun so we caught the train to Llandudno.  Halfway through the journey I had a phone call saying the there was a flood warning and the campsite had to be evacuated.  So we caught the train straight back, but could only get so far as the tracks were flooded and the trains were stopped.  This meant a bus for the rest of the journey back to the campsite.

The run off from the mountains was the cause  of the river flooding in Betws.

 This was as far as the train could get through.

By the time we got back to the campsite the water was coming up through the drains and as you can see we were one of the last to get off the site.  

We managed to transfer our  booked dates to a sister site in Shrewsbury 50 miles east and one we have been to before.  Once out of the hills the weather was much better, so we could enjoy walking around Shrewsbury in the dry.

This is St Chads church and was where Charles Darwin was baptised.