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Capel Curig to Abergavenny: A Road-Trip With Hamish, Wales - 3rd April 1992

Nosher and Hamish take Nosher's legendary Mk.1 Astra from High Wycombe to the wilds of Wales, for no particular reason other than it's something interesting to do. On the way, we stop off at Ironbridge to see the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and then head off to a youth hostel at Capel Curig for the night. The next day, we roam through Snowdonia, across to Anglesey (to South Stack, site of a school trip at the age of about 11) and back to travel down through the spine of Wales. However, there's an emergency at Machynlleth, where the headlight's full-beam switch sticks in the 'on' position, requiring a call-out from the AA. This makes us late for the next youth hostel, so we end up sleeping in the car for the night. Well, at least we get to experience the joys of cleaning our teeth in the morning in a public toilet near Abergavenny

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next album: Dinner Round Geoff and Brenda's, and Hamish Visits, Stuston, Suffolk - 6th April 1992
previous album: Out and About in Amsterdam, Hoorne, Vollendam and Edam, The Netherlands - 26th March 1992

1992 A dude shows us a typsetting frame

A dude shows us a typsetting frame

1992 The print dude preps some printing

The print dude preps some printing

1992 The museum's printing room

The museum's printing room

1992 Some kind of iron foundry

Some kind of iron foundry

1992 A very smoky ironworks

A very smoky ironworks

1992 Industrial Revolution action

Industrial Revolution action

1992 Making cast iron

Making cast iron

1992 A girl in an nineteenth-century apothecary

A girl in an nineteenth-century apothecary

1992 Hamish in an old butcher's shop

Hamish in an old butcher's shop

1992 A dark machine room

A dark machine room

1992 A lovely hand-made boat

A lovely hand-made boat

1992 The world's first-ever Iron Bridge

The world's first-ever Iron Bridge

1992 A mountain fence

A mountain fence

1992 A mountain pass through Snowdonia

A mountain pass through Snowdonia

1992 A derelict tower, in front of some sort of open-cast mining

A derelict tower, in front of some sort of open-cast mining

1992 Hamish takes a photo

Hamish takes a photo

1992 Nosher with a flat cap

Nosher with a flat cap

1992 Nosher in the mountains

Nosher in the mountains

1992 Hamish sips some water and surveys the view

Hamish sips some water and surveys the view

1992 Hamish and the mountains

Hamish and the mountains

1992 A view of Snowdonia

A view of Snowdonia

1992 Hamish strolls through the grounds of Caernarfon Castle

Hamish strolls through the grounds of Caernarfon Castle

1992 Caernarfon Castle

Caernarfon Castle

1992 A Caernarfon tower

A Caernarfon tower

1992 A view of Caernarfon

A view of Caernarfon

1992 Looking out over the sea from Caernarfon

Looking out over the sea from Caernarfon

1992 South Stack and the lighthouse

South Stack and the lighthouse

1992 A sheer drop at South Stack on Anglessey

A sheer drop at South Stack on Anglessey

1992 South Stack Lighthouse

South Stack Lighthouse

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A dude shows us a typsetting frame