On June 30, 2013, Ivan and I had breakfast at 10 am at the B&B. It was a lot of food – pancakes, boiled egg, cereal, orange juice and tea.
We packed everything up and left Abel’s House. Ivan started driving out of Caernarfon towards Gwynedd.
It took us 30 minutes to reach Portmeirion Village. It was £10 per person for the entrance fee. Good thing, Lil Dave hid in my bag or we would have paid an extra £6 for the monkey entrance fee.
The village has colorful buildings.
The logo of the place is of a beautiful mermaid who I presume is Meirion. It’s a terrific place.
The designer Sir Clough Williams-Ellis wanted to pay tribute to the Mediterranean and created an Italian village.
Ivan, Lil Dave and I took a walk down to the waterfront. I thought the trees were wonderful.
I felt one with nature. Ivan didn’t feel the same way though. He did find it beautiful as well though. But, he thought it was expensive to get in which I agreed.
I saw lots of beautiful purple flowers. I don’t know the name of the flower though.
There was a sign saying that it’s dangerous because the tide is really fast. We did see the tide come in very fast.
The mountains and greenery were lovely in the distance.
We walked back to the plaza and then went back to the car.
Ivan started driving us even more towards the Wales-England border. We stopped at a restaurant, but it only had Sunday roast for lunch.
We stopped at Cwpan Pinc in Welshpool. Ivan and I shared a Welsh rarebit and a jacket potato with tuna.
Both tasted good, but I really enjoyed the Welsh rarebit.
Ivan drove us more and we were in England. We drove on and arrived in Stratford-upon-Avon at 6 pm.
We checked in to the Moss Cottage B&B. The owner Bill is so very friendly and chatty. He told us how to get around the town and different things to see in town. We also talked about our trip.
Ivan and I used the internet for awhile before heading out to get dinner.
Ivan and I walked to an Indian restaurant called Avon Spice. We shared poppadums with chutneys. Chicken tikka came out next. Our main courses were chicken jalfrezi and chala masala with rice and a roti.
The chala masala was beautiful, but the chicken jalfrezi didn’t have much flavor. It was a good meal.