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The 14 days of Valentine tribute to the love of couchsurfing continues.

Venice models Bangor hat

Venice models the Bangor hat

DAY 5 – (IN THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE NEAR) BANGOR, WALES

HE: Psychiatrist
SHE: Accountant
CHILDREN: Son, Son, Son, Daughter, Son

When we left Arras, we took a sabbatical from couchsurfing.  First, we stayed one night in a B&B in Calais waiting to drive through the Eurotunnel and another night in an impossible to find cottage in England.  Then we spent 2 weeks on a narrowboat in England and Wales followed by 2 weeks in a lovely Welsh cottage on the salt marshes.

Us, in the chunnel

Us, in the Chunnel

Walk towards Ellesmere

We spent two weeks here.  Well not, here, here but here and there and then back here again.  Basically we went wherever we felt like going in our narrowboat, crossing from England to Wales.

Our next door neighbour in her nest

On morning when I exited the narrowboat, I almost stepped on this swan!

We spent two weeks in this sweet cottage in Wales

We spent two weeks in this sweet cottage in Wales

We added our own personal touch to the gorgeous view

We added our own personal touch to the gorgeous view

It wasn’t until the very end of May that we packed up and drove to Bangor.  Again, I’m going to keep this brief because I have previously blogged about our two blissful days couchsurfing with this family.  You can read about it here.

This is the view we had from our Bangor couchsurf

This is the view we had from our Bangor couchsurf

I will say though that there were four adults and 10 children living in that house (including us) and we had an absolute blast.  Our Onlyboy was thrilled to be surrounded by teen boys and their Onlygirl was ecstatic to have some girly friends to play with.  It may be a few years before we see each other again but I believe it will happen.

DIOLCH I CHI!!!

Venice thought this warning on the potty in Bangor was hilarious.  I thought it was ridiculous.

Venice thought this warning on the potty in Bangor was hilarious. I thought it was ridiculous.

Adds a little edge to the Disney feeling of the place

Now this is a Welsh warning that makes sense.

Geez, I almost posted this without any word about the hat!!  Caught myself just in time.  WelshSWMBO is a vivacious and hilarious woman who happens to love the colour green.  Especially lime green.  She’s blond and stylish so I knit her this hat on 8 mm needles/US 11 in Estelle “Drake” (70% wool, 30% acrylic).  I hope she likes it!

hat bangor

hat bangor3