Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Weathervane Wednesday ~ Weathervanes in Wales!

I post a series of weather vane photographs every Wednesday.  This started with images of weathervanes from the Londonderry, New Hampshire area, but now I've found interesting weather vanes all across New England and across the globe.  Sometimes my weather vanes are whimsical, or historical, but all are interesting.  This series will be ending with post #400 later this month.

Today's weather vanes were photographed in Wales.

Do you know the location of weathervane post #397?  Scroll down to find the answer.

This first weathervane was spotted over the train station in Betws y Coed in Wales.  We passed by this little village on our way through Wales on the way to Snowdonia with the General Society of Mayflower Descendants Historic Sites tour last year.  The train station was build in 1868, and it is quite a tourist attraction.  Many tour buses were parked here, and there were plenty of folks milling around the shops and restaurants even on a rainy day.

This little bird weathervane caught our attention right off the bus.  I guess the local song birds like it, too!

After viewing Snowdonia we stopped to see Caernarfon  Castle, and then the town of Llangollen, where we saw this weathervane above the storefronts.

This is an elaborate banner style weathervane with fancy cardinal points.  Perhaps at one time it was painted with a date or name?  We enjoyed poking about the town, and the tour included a canal boat ride over the Pontcysllte Aqueduct, which was very interesting.  It is the longest canal aqueduct in Great Britain, and the highest canal aqueduct in the world at 126 feet above the River Dee.  Poncysllte is Welsh for "Cysllte Bridge" which connects the Cysyllte township with Trevor in Llangollen parish.

A passenger looking down from the canal boat
to the Dee River Valley below the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Kayakers crossing the aqueduct

The local sheep were unfazed by our canal boat


Heather Wilkinson Rojo, "Weathervane Wednesday ~ Weathervanes in Wales!", Nutfield Genealogy, posted January 9, 2019, ( accessed [access date]).

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