Monday, August 31, 2009


Click the above for a slide show of Wet Wales August 2009


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Bank holiday Monday and Les and myself went on a drive to the Breacoin hills to go and see some waterfalls again. The weather wasn't good.




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Oddly enough Deadmanones sent me a picture message telling me how nice it was in Stockport :(




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Before we headed to the waterfalls though I thought we had better take some cover.




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We were told to park in the field which Les was a bit worrid about as it was so wet and boggie.




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Right then where is it you have brought us to Nack???




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Dan-yr-Ogof.
Otherwise know as
The National Showcave Centre For Wales.

Nope I'd never heard of it either.




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I buy 2 adlut tickets at £12.50 each.Noting that once more the Rough Guide to Wales books information was incorrect. Either that or as it was bank holiday Monday they'd decided to put the prices up?




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Inside the park wer were surrounded by GRP dinsources. This one tried to bite Les head off.



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My it was exciting. Soon we woud be in the caves.




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And here we have the entrance. Not the original entrance mind. Nope that would too wet for most visitors.




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i let Les go first because I was so scared of the dark.




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Deep in the cave this was probably the most exciting thing we saw. Og of course there was also the nuns to. I shouldn't forget them.




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Well this was really worth it Nack. I hope the next caves are better.




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We leave the caves and besieged by two enourmass crocs snapping at eaching other over some food one had caught.




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The next set of caves were called the cathedral cave. And it was very...caverness.




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At the end of the main passage way, some stairs lead down into another cavern. Where 3 waterfalls pour in.




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And at the far end there is a setup where if your romatic enough you can get marrid. Although you would be able to bring many people along to see the ceremonay.




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We escape these caves eventually and head back out into the dangerouse jungle full of dinos.




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We head to the last set of caves, The Bone Caves.




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These must be good. Theres a que.




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Getting to the cave entrance though was somewhat problematic for anyone other than children.




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Watch your head Les




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A very low entrance.




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Well its hard to say much about the bone caves. Getting to them is more exciting than the caves themselves. In fact the caves aren't worth seeing at all.





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We left the show caves with Les telling me he had something far more exciting to see. Sgwd Henrhya Falls.




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And for a change you didn't have to pay for parking in the middle of nowhere in Wales.




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What Les hadn't mentioned was the walk to get to this water fall.




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Which went down hill very steeply into the woods.




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through the trees you could just see the waterall.




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And the walking went on....





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across a bridge.




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and up some wooden stairs.




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And on....




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Les stopped to allow me to catch up.




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And then buggered off again. Mind the water fall was in sight.




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Wow thought Les. How are we going to get down there?




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And as if by majic we found our way down the slippery slidey bank.




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Wow this was a water fall and half.




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I wonder if you can get round the back of this one. Les what do you think. No chance.




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It looks like you can Les.




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I make my way around the side.




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Erm looks like you can. Bit slippery mind.




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And wave back at Les.




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Well if you watch the video at the end of these pics you'll get a better idea.




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Lots and lots of water.




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I pop back out.




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Make my way back and and greet Les in a very wet way.





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He'd rather stay dry though.




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We walk back to the car. Me even more slowly than before in my wet jeans.




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We head into Waterfalls Headquarters and find out where the rest of the waterfalls in the area are to visit and leanr why there are so many in such a small area.




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And you can work out which ones are worth seeing. For some reason Les thought I'd be happy to go for a 7 miles walk??? huh..




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We went with a new plan. One that involved less walking.





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Although by the map it did look like there was quiet a lot of walking still involed.




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And so off we went. Although I'm not sure which way he was going, but I was not following.




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Through the woods we went.




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And at the end we where greeted by this.




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Nowhere near a dramatic as the last one.




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Although the water was flowing at a hell of a rate.




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Well if your not going to wlak 7 miles this is all you are going to get.




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I love it then.




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Now if I could only get a bit closer.




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Thats more like it.




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Les tells me to stop messing about so we can go and see the next one. Oh joy...




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Thew next waterfall we tried to see from the top. Les drove us up there (see video) and relised that we would have to make our way to the bottom of it.





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This obviously ment more wlaking in wet jeans.




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Oh dear Les looks like the path is closed.




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And when has that ever stopped us? Its just H&S gone silly again. It'll be alright.




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This better be worth it. I've never heard of Melincourt Falls.




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Stop your moaning and get a move on Nack




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He was off.




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What kind of obstical is this?




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ohh a trip hazzard. Can we sue?




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And another.




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Les slowly dissapeared into the distance once more.




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And there it was around the corner.




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Look how wet it looks.




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Well no one else here but us. Fancy a swim Les?




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Do you think we can get behind it Les?




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No it doesn't look possible Nack.




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Let me check it out




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I think you can you know. If you don't mind getting your hands dirty.




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I'll just go down here to take a photo of that nutter.




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woooow hoooo




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Yep you sure can get under here.




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Kinda a wet under here.




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Yo Les can you see me????




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Me having a shower of a life time.




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Thundering water from above.




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So nice and cool.




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I'll just take a picutre of Les. Er hold on I think I'm getting electronic failure.




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Very wet its time to leave.




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Smile for the birdie.




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We get in the car to dry off and to head to Swansea to get some fish and chips next to the football ground Les is raving about.




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We arrive sometime latter. Me starving but instisting on having Haddock, which will take 12 to 20 mintues to cook. Les now ponders why I was moaning about passing all the other fish and chip shops on the way??




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He tries to resist eating his portion while we wait and wait and wait for mine to be done. And when they are.....




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We drive to the sea front and eat them next to the beach.





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Belive me the beach is there somewhere.




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Les takes the motrway all the way home. Across the Bristol channel via the old bridge and even gets us home in an astonishing time.





And to make it all worth while a nice viedo of our experidtion.




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