Sunday 6 August 2006

I'm back!

And this is where I've been ... Portmeirion in North Wales.
Not exactly a typical Welsh scene but they do have some nice blue hydrangeas and a sheltered microclimate

It's a very quirky private village and garden mostly built in the 1920s and 30s, and probably most famous for its use as a film set for the strange 1960s TV series "The Prisoner".

Me on the beach at Portmeirion, best known to Prisoner fans as the place where Patrick McGoohan got swallowed up by a weather balloon called Rover. Um ... yeah ... you had to be there really ...

The nearby scenery ain't bad either. This is part of Rhaeadr y Cwm, near Llan Ffestiniog. It was full of dragonflies, butterflies, acid-loving peat-bog plants, richly coloured foxgloves, and sheep.

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