From rain to train

Leaving Llangollen today and on to Snowdonia. Hmm, the A5 on a Bank Holiday Monday. Hopefully the traffic will all be going the other way. Betws-y-coed is full of discount outdoor clothing shops and even more full of tourists. The main parking areas are mayhem and after cursing our way through them we find parking on the outskirts of town. Interesting stuff in the shops, and surprisingly some real bargains. But I decline the half-price shirt, and Liz doesn't find quite the right fleece so it's just the local baker that takes our money.

Off the A5 at Capel Curig, heading to Bedgelert. A scenic route with a mountainous backdrop but not one a driver can enjoy as oncoming traffic refuses to slow on the wing-mirror touching narrow road. Bedgelert is almost as busy as Betws-y-coed and parking looks as difficult, so we carry on past to Waunfawr.

Waunfawr is not only a station on the Welsh Highland railway but the station is part of the Snowdonia Parc brewpub complex. And the Snowdonia Parc has a campsite. So today's cover shot was taken just 10m from the campervan and the brewery pub with its 6 ales is a mere 50m walk. Does it get better than this?