17.10.2011 60 °F
Hello again! This time I'm in Wales, at the port town of Holyhead. Getting off the train on Fridayay afternoon (14th October), I wandered around for awhile and happened upon a funny little hotel right on the harbor-front, called The King's Arms. I say 'funny,' because it has obviously been around a loooooong time, and the place was a bit shabby. The hotel only has seven rooms, and I snagged the last one, upstairs, facing the harbor. The big plus is that the main floor contains a pub! So I parked my gear in my wee room, and joined the locals for a pint. It wasn't long before I'd been 'adopted' by a few, and the owner appointed me a 'bodyguard' by the name of Callum. Everybody else in the pub/hotel is there doing construction work around town. Holyhead is a small town, but has some great walking paths, one of which goes out on the 1.7-mile-long breakwater. The weather was pretty nice until the day I left for Conwy (Monday the 17th), when it clouded up, rained a bit, and blew like a demon. Now on to Conwy, with one of the finest castles from Edward I's reign.