Friday, August 27, 2010

Postcard from Sarah in Wales!



Why go to Mount Snowdon?
Mt. Snowdon is the highest peak in Wales, standing at 1,085 metres (3,560 feet) high, and offering one of the best views of the British isles. Winds at its summit can reach 150 mph.

In Welsh, Snowdon is Yr Wyddfa, which means tomb or monument. Why? Another legend. Snowdon is the legendary tomb of Rhita Gawr, an ogre who made it a habit to kill kings and  use their beards for cloaks. Rhita Gawr had his fun until King Arthur came along. Arthur said "Enough is enough" (or something like that) and went to the top of Mount Snowdon and felled Rhita Gawr.

Care for a climb? This site gives details about Snowdon's different paths. And should you make it up the mountain, be sure to sign the log book!

Where are you?
Send me a postcard! Just take a digital photo, write a 2-3 line message and send it to touristliving (at) gmail (dot) com! I'll turn your photo into a postcard and post it on my blog to share your experience of living like a tourist in your own city.

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