We were in a big field directly behind the station and had good views of the Station and the railway, which was operating steam trains every day.
Our nice new awning went up easily . Kampa Rally Pro 260, the poled version.
|Carrog Station from the road bridge.|
|I enjoyed traveling on this DMU|
|Thhis engine had just run round the train to take it backwards to Llangollen|
|Carrog Station. The two storey building is a private house.|
On the Tuesday we went to travel on the train, which was absolutely packed. Good ride up and down the line though, and it is very scenic. www.llangollen-railway.co.uk
|Heading towards Llangollen|
We went out for a run in the countryside up through Ruthin, before going on to Aldi in Llangollen for shopping. Very scenic area and enjoyed it. There was a storm forceast overnight, but apart from some heavy rain, the strong winds did not materialise.
On the Thursday we headed up North towards Rhyl and Prestatyn. Very showery day . When we got up to Rhyl and drove along the coast we were amazed at how many caravan sites there were, mostly statics with a few touring ones. We then went on to Flint, before cutting South to Mold and back to the caravan.
It was an excellent day out
Friday was again very showery, so Lizzie had a PJ day and I spent most of it up at the station, photographing trains.
Next to us on the site four families pitched up. There were very well organised and had a great weekend.
It really did rain overnight, but the sun came out, so I went up to the railway again to travel on the Diesel Multiple Unit that was running on the line. It was built in 1958 and was in superb condition.
|The Diesel Multiple Unit.|
Every day we watched coaches arrive at the station, loaded with tourists, who were going to ride the railway. Two coaches that arrived on the Sunday were full of American Tourists, who had come from a cruise ship that had berthed in Liverpool
|Inside the signal box.|
The Ffestiniog railway was our destination. www.festrail.co.uk We had a good run over to it and the journey on the train was good. Again the Photos can tell the story.
We ran out of gas on the Monday night, so I set off to find a Calor Lite bottle. Well they seem to be like hens teeth in North Wales. The Calor dealer in Llangollen did not have any, but he gave me a 6kg cylinder as long as I paid for the gas, and let me keep my Calor Lite, so I could exchange it elsewhere.
On the Wednesday we took a packed lunch down to the Bala Lake railway.
It is a narrow gauge railway built on the track bed of a disused standard gauge railway.
|Bala Lake Railway|
On the Friday we departed at 10.45 for the Adventure Overland show on Stratford race course, where we met up with Robert and Kathy, Dennis the Dog, Steve and Barry.
We had an excellent weekend and headed home late on Sunday afternoon,
|Barry, Steve, Kathy, Dennis the dog, Robert and Liz|
Again an excellent few weeks away.