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« on: July 07, 2006, 07:59:32 am »
Michnus and myself were having some discusions in a PM and I said I would post some photo,s of Wales as he wants to do a trip there sometime. One point Mich, from the border to the coast where we are in the middle N/S of Wales is just over 50 miles, 80kms it is not a big country!  



Yes believe it or not, mainly not I am sure, I was in the choir in this church.



View from the church to Powis Castle, this is castle country, easily 50 castles, ruins or sites within a 15 mile radius of this point.



This view is from Montgomery castle 6 miles away destroyed by Oliver Cromwell. This is as far as the Romans got, all the roads in the area are twisty and fun, don,t know if you can see in thephoto, but one road is dead straight it is the remnanty of the old Roman Road.



From my home town of Welshpool, there is a narrow guage steam service run by volunteers, (I used to be one) these are the two original engines built around 1904 and still running!

 

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« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2006, 08:02:42 am »
looks beautiful. hope you will post some when you get back (i take it there are no official nudist beaches in wales :lol: ).
 

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2006, 08:16:04 am »
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looks beautiful. hope you will post some when you get back (i take it there are no official nudist beaches in wales :lol: ).


The thought of all those Welshies with Beer guts, stopped them from allowing nudist beaches!

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« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2006, 08:21:19 am »
I still dont get Wales and Scotland pretending to be real countries.
Whats the currency in Wales? the Orania?
 

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« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2006, 08:44:23 am »
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I still dont get Wales and Scotland pretending to be real countries.
Whats the currency in Wales? the Orania?


Well we now have our own "Parliament" or National Assembly, and our Prime Minister (First Minister) was here for the Earth Summit in Sandton a couple of years back I actually met him at a cocktail party.

Currency is the Pound still, but there are 4 different coins same size and weight but with different emlems, Wales is a Fleur de Lys, Sctoland the Thistle, England and N, Ireland I am not sure?

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« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2006, 09:18:49 am »
ah, brings back the memories. i lived in cardiff for a year, lovely varsity city. drunk students and "friendly" girls. and the accent that no one could understand, especially the valley girls from pontypridd.
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« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2006, 09:48:00 am »
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ah, brings back the memories. i lived in cardiff for a year, lovely varsity city. drunk students and "friendly" girls. and the accent that no one could understand, especially the valley girls from pontypridd.


Sounds like home, valley girls and valley trolls, drunk students, I were one.

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« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006, 09:51:18 am »
Thats how you order beer in Wales.

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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2006, 06:25:21 pm »
The roads for biking there is great, i need to go there. with Wales and the Lake District next it, you can spend a week there and still mis places to see.
I will definitely do Wales, The Lake district and Scotland in one go, maybe just over a week or two will help the craving.

Thnxs for the pics Wehlsie

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« Reply #9 on: July 11, 2006, 01:04:36 pm »
I love riding in Wales and it's always green and lush there, can add a few pics as well.

Most of them was around Snowdonia area







Llangollen





Best route I have ever taken was from South Wales right through the middle to the north. Never did so many twisties in my life and the scenery was awesome 8)
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« Reply #10 on: July 11, 2006, 01:06:45 pm »
Beautiful country side and scenery. One can almost "feel" the history attached.
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« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2006, 01:18:13 pm »
Nice pics Welshie - I got married in Newtown Wales six years ago to a local lass, her parents own a leather shop in Newtown.

We got married in  early spring and the daffodils where just coming into flower, very pretty.
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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2006, 01:42:49 pm »
Beautiful but also a little creepy (from a Sef Efrican POV)
a bit like Royston Vasey...
 

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« Reply #13 on: September 21, 2006, 04:36:34 pm »
Hello to all you guys out there is sunny sa. RBJ from the uk here.
I live outside of London but try to get down to Wales a several times a year as the dirt biking is more fun. i've done several 'ride report' of our rides and here is my lastest one from last week. it's posted on a uk bassed forum much like this one. Hope you enjoy it, if you do i'll come back with some more links to othere reports i've done. there some nice pic's too.

http://www.trailbikemag.com/forum/viewtopic.php?p=73293#73293
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« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2006, 04:52:35 pm »
Welcome RBJ!

Go do an introduction under "General Bike Related Banter" so we can do proper welcomings etc. without hijacking this thread. :wink:

Cool riding done there! That hill looks like fun.
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« Reply #15 on: September 21, 2006, 10:59:40 pm »
hijacking the thread? :?:  what are you on about? :!:
the tread is about wales, as was my responce and link (which has been removed - nice :? ). i assumed that anyone that had been viewing and or responding to this thread (wales) would have been interested in the report.
was i wrong?
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« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2006, 07:30:57 am »
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hijacking the thread? :?:  what are you on about? :!:
the tread is about wales, as was my responce and link (which has been removed - nice :? ). i assumed that anyone that had been viewing and or responding to this thread (wales) would have been interested in the report.
was i wrong?


hehe. Got me wrong there RBJ. We like to chat with new members on the General forum. Your post is perfect for the thread. Wales. No problem.

Was asking that we get to know you on the general forum. This type of "get-to-know you" can go on for 3-5 pages and that we want to try and stop going on on other threads.

Sorry if my post was mis-understood. :wink:
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« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2006, 05:03:56 pm »
Ah glad that was cleared up!  :lol: For a moment there I thought this going to be a real pedantic web forum! :?  The one I normally use in the uk is very informal so I was a bit taken back by the original wording of your greeting. I shall do a 'meet & greet' as requested :)
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