101 Things/1001 Days Archives

49. Visit Llyn Y Fan Fach

With the end date fast approaching for my 1001 day challenge I have started to become a little more pro-active at looking for things on the list that can be crossed off. So on Easter Monday I set off to Llyn Y Fan Fach which is located in the Brecon Beacons. I have always wanted to visit after hearing the legend of the lady from the lake (not the one from Arthurian legends) when I was younger, at primary school I remember they were planning on producing a play telling the story even thought I was involved I can only ever remember one meeting regarding it.

So armed with camera I eventually got to the car park at the bottom of the mountain and started the walk up to the lake, now if you have no idea how far away something is it seems to take ages to get there and I have to admit I am not as fit as I thought I was or used to be. I could blame the shoes I was wearing (not what is recommended for mountain walking) but in reality I should get out and exercise more.
Llyn Y Fan FachThe walk however painful it might have been was rewarding once I got to the lake, I will admit I did not know what to expect as I had only ever seen photographs taken from higher up the mountains. The photo here does not really do the place justice but I must have spent a good bit of time up by the lake just enjoying the views and taking photos, it was odd to see some of the peaks covered in snow and if it had not been so late in the day (and if I had been better prepared) I may well have continued to climb further up the mountain to get more photos. I am glad I did not now as after deciding to start the descent it began to snow and the weather did start to close in.

After visiting Llyn Y Fan Fach I can understand why the place is thought to be magical. I am sure I have the story regarding the lake prepared for one of my sites but can’t find it at the moment but I will add a link here (eventually)

29. Read The Chronicles of Narnia

Would you believe I had never read these books before, not the whole series at any rate I am sure I would have read “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe” at school so at the start of March I loaned “The Magicians Nephew” and got to learn how Narnia was created and the origins of the Witch and how the Wardrobe became magical. I finished this book in record time and I had soon worked my way though the others to “The Last Battle” which is the end of the series. Where “The Magicians Nephew” tells of the creation of Narnia “The Last Battle” tells of the end of Narnia and we get to find out what happened to the characters that we met during the previous books. Does the book have a happy ending?

Well that really does depends on your outlook on things.

82. Buy a Welsh rugby shirt

Welsh ShirtYou would have thought this was something that I would have already owned or at the very least been able to just go out and buy one the day after this project began in order to cross something off the list. As the Welsh rugby team have been playing rather well in the Six Nations contest I figured now would be the right time to go out and get the shirt, In fact when the Welsh team were playing Ireland yesterday!

Of course there were so many different shirts available and after doing a search a few days ago online and seeing the prices that the shirts are sold for I was rather pleased to be able to pick up one for only £20.99, and hopefully I will be wearing it next Saturday when Wales play France for the grand slam.

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