Date: March 2009
AMY'S NOTES: Very civilized hiking. In fact the Welsh refer to it as "walking." But beautiful nonetheless. Snowdonia is a mountainous national preserve located in northern Wales. It served as natural barrier against invaders for centuries. While there, I ate and worked in the castle of the last prince of Wales, Prince Llewelyn (d. 1282), which is now owned by 2 historians who are diligently working to restore and preserve the proper history of Wales. Aber Falls, see above pictures, is just a few miles above that site. Incredibly quiet with damp winter earth tones and the short growth of spring greens, I easily imagined the history of a thousand populated years traversing the landscape.