Monday, 26 September 2011

Just home after a great day out..................... steam trains and seaside

The weather was lovely this morning so I decided to drive to Porthmadog (Portmadoc when I was a child) in North Wales.
I spent nearly every weekend here as a youngster as my parents had a yacht.
 Dad was a keen sailor.
The Ffestiniog Railway was built for the slate industry...it is now all about the tourists.
Black Rock Sands... is usually a lot busier... this is where I first drove a car... aged 10
Just a taster of my day I will add more info in the next couple of days.
It will take a few posts as the journey itself is worth a mention.
Today brought back some wonderful memories from the 1960's.
A lot has changed in Porthmadog since then.... and it's all the better for it.
A lovely day.

9 comments:

Pantherka said...

This is a wonderful, wonderful memories, wonderful trip, beautiful steam locomotive.

Bob Bushell said...

BEAUTIFUL HOLIDAY. Sorry, I couldn't stop, writing in the upper case. A lovely place, I remember going there as well.

TexWisGirl said...

the harbor is lovely. and what a great place to learn to drive a car!

Tammy said...

I love the train. It looks like a very nice day for sure. If you like to tell the stories behind your shots, you might like linking up with us at Behind The Camera. We'd love to have you join in.

missing moments said...

The area looks Beautiful! Outstanding photos, especially that train!

grammie g said...

Hi Andrew...Love the first shot, reminds me of a Maine harbor!!
Great train photo, I have always wanted a train ride!
Your Dad must have been pretty cool! ; }

Enjoy the rest of your vacation!

Grace

Art said...

Beautiful series of images!

ADRIAN said...

Sun, sand, sea and steam..........A grand place, I look forward to more.

Captain Shagrat said...

Keep saying I will visit some part of Wales... Haven't been there for donkeys