Today’s fun started with a trip on the other railway that departs from Porthmadog’s Harbour Station: the famous Ffestiniog Railway, which took us to Blaenau Ffestiniog and back. Pictures of that later. Before we caught the train we watched the Welsh Highland Railway train depart for Caernarfon. This is quite a sight, as to get from the station to the main part of the line, the train runs along the road for a short distance:
Once back at Porthmadog, we headed for Portmeirion, the delightfully bonkers Italian-style village designed by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis. It’s a hotel (you can stay in some really special buildings), a tourist attraction and of course, it was the setting for the 1967 TV series The Prisoner. It’s got some lovely buildings like these:
And various odd bits of sculpture, art and, well, things like this:
If you head down to the beach level, not only will you see a stone boat:
but you can also enjoy the view of the estuary (large balloons not in evidence today):
There are various cafes and shops around the village, and we stopped at one for lunch, where I had a nicely thin and crispy pizza while Geoff had a lasagne. A glass of local(ish) beer may have been included.
After that it was back to Porthmadog for supplies and then back to the Wenallt for our last night in North Wales.
More photos of all the places we’ve been will be appearing once I’m in front of a big screen and can choose and edit more easily.
Oh, and I would like to point out that I am not a number. Though if I was, I’d go for 42.
 Subject to usual disclaimers about tuit supplies
 Pepperoni, salami and chilli. Nice.