The Legend of Merlin

The legendary path from the stone bridge over the river Glaslyn in village of Bedd Geleret to Castell Dinas Emrys, an ancient Iron Hill Fort, crosses over a creek next to a waterfall and through the woods. Later in the 5th century a retreat for the legendary Celtic warrior Vortigern, who was claimed to have fled into Wales to escape the Ango-Saxons invaders. The legend claims that he employed Myrddin Emrys (Merlin Ambrosius) to help his cause. Merlin predicted that of the two dragons that lived in an underground pool under the fort, the red Welsh dragon would defeat the white dragon of the Saxons. The Welsh Dragon won and subsequently is proudly displayed on the National Flag of Wales today!

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Wednesday, 14 November 7-9p.m. Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts presentation, Tales from Wales, Newfoundland & More! Winona County Historical Society, Winona M.N. Thursday, 15 November 6-9p.m. Wild Wales Tours & Walkabouts, presentation Minneapolis, Tales from Wales, Newfoundland & More! Old Spaghetti Factory, Minneapolis. M.N. Saturday, 17 November 9.15a.m Midwest Mountaineering Equipment Expo, U of M, H.H. Room 107. 309 Cedar Ave, Minneapolis. Wales, History, Culture and Language. Wales is surrounded on three sides by the sea. Fiercely independent, culturally rich with song, prose, storytelling and its own ancient Celtic language, Wales is a mystical destination. Come learn about the 3000 -

Hiking the Rhiniog Mountains

Yesterday our Walkabout team hiked up in the Rhiniog Mountains in the Snowdonia National Park and met up with the Giants Face! Later we visited Bryn Mawr the homestead of Rowland Ellis the Quaker who immigrated to America in 1686. Bryn Mawr was one of the first institutions of higher education in the United States to offer graduate degrees, including doctorates, to women. The college was named after Ellis home that sits on the hillside above the medieval town of Dolgellau in the National Park. Lichen along the way yesterday.

Cricceth Castle

Cricceth Castle in the background under blue skies as we end our eight day Walkabout! Happy trio on Bardsey Island during a lunch break. Ice cream time after a days hike, and last minute shopping on the high street in the seafaring town of Porthmadog, North Wales.

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