Carolyn had threatened bodily harm on Jack and Dick if anyone wake, wakes her up so we are all quiet as church mice but she is still up by 9AM and seems cheerful enough for a cautious "Good Morning." It is damp and cool but the sun is shining and our host is out working on the new extension to his magnificent rock work and a new section of the garden. After breakfast, we decide that a trip to a grocery store is the first order of business.
Using directions provided by our host and the GPS we manage to find a fairly large Co-Operative in Llanrwst where we buy food for the next few days. After Friday, we are through with having cooking facilities and will have only breakfast provided. While in the village we also fill the car’s tank and hope we only have to do that one more time when we turn it in but it will probably take two fills.
We return to the cottage and unload the food and visit with our host and get some ideas as to where to go. We are soon off to find Conwyn Waterfall and Swalltail Falls. Conwyn proves to be down in a steep defile and much more walking and climbing than we want to do what with our knees feeling better and on the mend.
Before trying for Swallowtail, we drive out to find Dolwyddelan Castle, a Welch Castle that predates 1283AD when Edward I took it from the local Welch noble. We find it sitting high on its crag and looking quite impressive but, again, much more climbing than we feel we want to attempt at this time. Should have done this 20 years ago! Instead we have our eat in car-picnic lunch in the parking lot for the castle trail and enjoy watching the sunlight move on and off it as the clouds come and go.