THE BEARDED LAKE, TAL-Y-LLYN & CADER IDRIS
A very typical Welsh hillside view with sheep.
Carn March Arthur...
...reputed to be King Arthur's horse's hoofprint.
Did I mention that the mountains were filled with sheep?
The Bearded Lake...
...so named because of the water lilies that cover it in the summer...
...not very bearded at this time of year, yet still lovely.
Snowdonia National Park has paths crossing farms and sheep enclosures, requiring hikers to open and shut livestock gates.
At the Talyllyn Railway Station in Tywyn.
This is one of several old steam trains still operating in Wales.
Duncan, one of the trains from Thomas the Tank Engine, at work on the railway.
Talyllyn became the Skarloey railway line in the Thomas books.
The train station has a railroad museum. This is the locomotive Dot, built in Manchester.
Llyn Mwyngil and Cader Idris -- probably "the chair of the giant" rather than Arthur's seat, but I love Cooper's version.
At the entrance to King Arthur's Labyrinth. Hard hats are required in the low caverns.