Monday, 24 June 2013

On My Travels

I haven’t travelled anywhere this year, for one reason or another, but do love to travel, usually local places or places a little further afield.  For me, it isn’t just getting to a destination that I really enjoy but it’s also the actual travel, the getting to the bus or train station, seeing people doing the same thing, and then of course getting on the bus, knowing that I can relax for a few hours, have a sleep if I want, have a snack and drink of coke and most importantly for me, watching all the towns and cities and fields and all kinds of places and houses and businesses pass by and trying to take it all in; it gets too much trying to see it all, but to me it’s very pleasurable and of course the cherry on top is that you are going to somewhere nice, for just a day, or perhaps a couple of days.


When I go, wherever I go, I always take my camera, always and I love to take photographs to remind me of the nice places I’ve been, even though when I go to the same places again I take more photographs anyway.  I like to take pictures of beaches, sunsets, castles, little towns and villages, places off the beaten track and just places that are peaceful and, dare-I-say-it, quaint.  Just wanted to add, these two towns, Llandudno and Conwy, are both in North Wales.  You can google them and see them both on google maps too.

Been a bit busy this week, with one thing and another, so I’ll cut it short and leave you with a few photographs of my travels.  I hope to write some more about my travels, with plenty more pix, very soon.  I hope you like them?!  If you want to see more detail, just click on a pic.

Llandudno Beach, Great Orme in distance

Llandudno Beach, Pier in distance 1

Llandudno Beach, Pier in distance 2

Llandudno Beach, Pier in distance 3
Llandudno Beach, Prom in distance
Llandudno Beach
Llandudno Pier
Llandudno Prom, Great Orme in distance

Llandudno Prom

Llandudno Prom at night

Queen Vic Pub, Llandudno

Gravestones, St Tudno's Church, Llandudno

Tram, Great Orme, Llandudno
Here's some photos of Conwy, which is literally up the road and round the corner from Llandudno.
Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle

Conwy Castle grounds

Conwy Castle, American tourists!

Conwy Castle, inside, taken from turret. Talk about vertigo!
Conwy Castle, looking at river
Conwy Gift Shop
Conwy, the smallest house in Great Britain.


  1. Hi Tim,
    Love the pics, especially the castles! I sure would love to travel to England sometime and see all of the historic sites. I too just love to take pictures of where I have been and have 10s of 1000's them.


    1. Oh, I have tons of other stuff too, and loads more castle shots which I will put up sometime soon. Can talk about travelling all day and just hope someone wants to read them! Seems you and Brenda do hey?!

  2. Hi Tim,
    I see you like travelling to Wales. We have been to Llandudno and Conwy years ago camping with my brother and his family. One of the things I love about the UK are the castles, and even though it is only a small country divided up into four sections each section is completely different and beautiful. Look forward to seeing more pics of your travels. The pub looks like a lovely traditional type, we may have gone there when we were there I am not sure.

    1. I adore Wales and would happily live somewhere in North Wales. I will put more up and write more of my travels.

  3. These pics are great Tim. I like them all. The pic of the really ancient looking Conwy Castle and the modern building in front really shows how times have changed. I like that picture the best. I hope to have travels some day so I can share them with you all.

  4. I'm really flattered you like them Sateigdra, and yes the building in front of the castle is a pub!!! Surprise surprise! Yes, the amazing thing about so many small quaint towns in the British Isles is how old things still look good next to newer buildings; who in their right mind would pull down an old castle that's been standing for over 700 years and is the greatest tourist pull for the town?!

    You're only young Satiegdra, I'm certain you will have wonderful travel experiences. The nice thing about my travels is that most of them are not that far from me really, but so different from where I come from.