Wales in numbers (and pictures)

Last summer I spent just under a week driving around Wales.

  • To get it out of the way… Number of times it rained (during the day): 1, lightly, and I was driving at the time
Sunshine!!!

Sunshine!!!

  • Number of times I got sunburnt: 1
This was on a walk I did - as I went past of my way out, it was warm and sunny and I thought "on the way back, I'll swim". On the way back it was cold and grey. I swam anyway.

This was on a walk I did – as I went past of my way out, it was warm and sunny and I thought “on the way back, I’ll swim”. On the way back it was cold and grey. I swam anyway.

  • Number of times swum in the sea: 3
  • Number of other people seen swimming in the sea, per occasion: 2; a dozen; 0.
  • Number of people commenting on my insistence on swimming: 2 plus an estimated 10 odd looks.
The air was never all that warm, but the water was lovely.

The air was never all that warm, but the water was lovely.

  • Number of times I loitered next to a Barclay’s bank to use the free wifi: 9
  • Number of towns I passed through whose names I cannot pronounce: at least 20
  • Number of metres altitude gained going up Mt Snowdon on the Llanberis Path: 975
Coming back down Mt Snowdon.

Coming back down Mt Snowdon.

  • Number of coffees drunk during the trip: 4
  • Number of cups of tea: 10
  • Number of packets of paracetamol bought at a fraction of what they’d cost in Italy: 8
  • Number of items bought at a charity shop in Cardigan: 2 (1 book, 1 tshirt)
Snowdonia...

Snowdonia… round the corner from my hostel. Not bad, eh?

  • Number of days I wish I’d spent in Wales: at the minimum, an extra week. Next time!
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