Friday 13th October 2017

Today we drove 78 miles to Carrog a small village approx 5 miles past Llangollen in Denbighshire. 

We are parked on Carrog Station Camp Site just off the A5, the site is bordered by the River Dee on one side and the Llangollen Railway line on the other. We were a little earlier arriving than we thought and took the opportunity to drive on a little further and visited the small town of Corwen where we bought some Welsh butter. We also had lunch in the car park there watching as a mechanic attempted to get the wipers on a local bus to work.

We parked up on the site and walked approx 100m to a bridge over the railway line, this weekend is a steam rally and there were two trains going back and forth pulled by steam engines I took a few photos. As we watched the activity at Carrog station our friends Alison and Peter drove down the lane in their motorhome and we guided them into their pitch next to us.

After a cuppa and a chat we went back to the station and took even more photos of the trains, it’s our intention to catch one tomorrow to Llangollen, we then walked back down the lane to an old 17c Packhorse Bridge over the River Dee, a further 100m on was The Grouse Inn and it seemed very rude not to pop in and try a pint.

Back to Homer where we enjoyed an evening meal and then just to stretch our legs and help our meal go down we had planned to walk back up to The Grouse, however as it was raining, instead we walked 5m to Alison and Peters and played Uno whilst drinking their beer, no distance at all to walk home.

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