Rest days.

June 11, 2009

Monday 8th June was a bit of a shopping day, stocking up for ourselves and mum, but also for a cellphone. It seems a bit late in the holiday, but we are into the busiest part now with a lot of travelling, so it will pay for itself, and we can leave it for mum. It was only 15 pounds including 10 pounds airtime.

Tuesday was a bit different than planned, as we went for a local walk. As this area is where wde used to live, we wanted to visit some of our old walks. So we decided to go to Ewloe Castle. This castle was built by Owain Glyndwr as a protest to the English (read Normans) had decided to take a large portion of Welsh lands. So he took it back, and built a castle. We tried to walk our usual routes across the fields, but found that all our paths were crossed by the new A55 dual carriageway, which we didn’t fancy crossing, so we made a detour through Ewloe Green. A bit too much road walking, but we got there. Lynn took some pictures of the castle.

Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle

Dave at Ewloe Castle

Dave at Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle

Ewloe Castle

We walked through Wepre Park to the visitor’s centre and enjoyed a coffee and biscuits and read about the history of the park and castle. The walk continued back up the park, out into Connah’s Quay and back to Northop Hall via the disused railway line. Visited our old house, and then carried on back to Sychdy via Northop. Altogether about 19 km (12 miles) which was a bit more than we planned. Still, we can always rest tomorrow, can’t we?

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