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Spring 2005 Day 2
Day 1, Day 3, Day 4, Day 5

We have an action packed itinerary on day 2, by train across the Mawddach estuary, a coach to Tywyn (because the coastal railway line is blocked by a landslide), the Tal-y-llyn narrow gauge railway to the end of the line at Nant Gwernol, about 8 miles of walking through spectacular scenery, catching and filling the service bus back to Tywyn, and finally riding on the coach and train as at the start of the day back to Barmouth!
Our locomotive awaits at Tywyn station.
All aboard as we set off up the valley ....
... for an eight mile journey to the end of the line ...
... at Nant Gwernol.
The engine prepares to pull the train downhill again for the next passengers.
Off we go down the river gorge path.
Everywhere we look there is spectacular scenery.
A delightful walk.
We pass through Abergernolwyn and continue on a quiet road through the hills.
Eventually Brian points out the castle - can you see it?
We are getting warm by now.
Lovely weather again.
Castell y Bere is hidden in amongst these trees.
Up we go into the ancient ruins...
... which form a perfect picnic stop. Note the craggy outline of Bird Rock in the middle of the picture.
Photo call time - settle down now!
Anymore cameras, anyone?
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A beautiful view ?!
We prepare to head for Bird Rock. One last photo by Anne.
What a handsome bunch!
On the way we pass newly born lambs ...
... and a foal - ahh!
A close up of Craig yr Aderyn - or Bird Rock - no we didn't attempt the climb...
... just admired it from afar.
Eventually we reached Dolgoch Falls hotel where some of us frequented the cafe for a well-earned cake stop!
A tense moment for Brian, wondering if the bus will come - although it is only 4:55 it's the last scheduled bus of the day.
Not to worry - it arrives only a minute late, and our treasurer John shells out for all our tickets as we fill all the seats on the bus.
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Blessings my child - he reminds us of a bishop!
Day 3