Day #4: Caernafon to Machynlleth

Day #4: Caernafon to Machynlleth

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Without doubt the best day by any metric.

Start the day at Celtic Hotel

With a full breakfast, but hang on, can you squeeze a continental in there too? Hell, let’s do both. Alpen, milk, fruit, honey, full breakfast, coffee, fruit juice, toast.

The full hit. Some of the other guests weren’t impressed by the amount of food that was put on for me, I could tell by the looks I was getting. In Caernarfon terms, the Celtic is fairly high-brow. F*ck them.

Ate it all apart from 2 rounds of toast.

I’ve said this before. If you want to start the day full of exercise, the best way to start it is with fructose, that’s fruit. It goes into the blood stream quickest and will give you the greatest start for the least effort in energy terms. In addition, you need a heavy dose of carbs, these are absorbed slower and will release energy further into the day at a steady pace. Any fatty food is no good IMO, it bloats you, slows you down.

Generally the full-breakfast ain’t as good as the continental for the best start for a cyclist.

Must have been a particularly low in fat full breakfast because it didn’t bloat me or slow me down at all.

All in all, the perfect start to the day! I felt right till I got to Harlech!

The sun is shining!


That bright blue orb, sorry yellowish orb we call the ‘sun’ was in the sky.

Even thought it was cold, at 9am when I got going, the sun was out!

Not only that, there was very little wind!


There were some hills, but much of the traffic and noise of the North Wales coast had disappeared, replaced by cycle routes, quite rural roads and some great photo opportunities.

By the time it had all finished, I even had a spot of sunburn! Imagine!

So here’s some of the places I visited today.

Caernarfon Castle
Caernarfon Castle at 9am
Cycle route 8
Cycle route 8
Celtic graveyard – Dolbenmaen Capel
A view across the estuary at Porthmadog
A view across the estuary at Porthmadog
Harlech Castle
Harlech Castle
View to Barmouth
View to Barmouth
Spacious property, own parking, may need a little work...
Spacious property, plenty of parking, double glazing, all mod cons
Welcome to Machynlleth
Welcome to Machynlleth


Portmadog bay from the North
Harlech Bay from the South

More adventures tomorrow.

2 thoughts on “Day #4: Caernafon to Machynlleth

  1. Nice pictures as usual. Shame there’s not one of the mountain of food …
    While you’re in Machynlleth (mc-cun-cleth not maccky-linneth, as Pauline and I used to call it) why not pop into the nice little art gallery ?
    And to show our stupidity further, when we once holidayed with you & Kerri in the car, we couldn’t for the life of us work out WHY they had so many hotels called “Gwesty”.

  2. Fab pictures…and sun….what is sun? is there such a thing? haven’t seen such a thing for a week or so….nice cycle route…Peter were we really that bad

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