The seven architecture team have recently enjoyed the annual Wales weekend – a great opportunity for our teams across the UK to get together and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Wales has to offer.
On Friday we all met up at Harlech Castle in west Wales. Overlooking the sea, the castle is a stunning medieval fortification with some fascinating architectural features that we loved exploring. The only disadvantage of such a prominent spot atop a spur of rock is the weather – it was rather windy at the top!
Despite the rain later that evening, Simon and Ian stuck to their barbecue plans and produced a great dinner for us all back at the house. By the next morning, the weather had improved and we were out on our bikes.
We completed a 12 mile stretch of the Mawddach Estuary Trail, on the route of the former Fairbourne Railway between Mawddach and Penmaenpool. Many stopped at the 6 mile mark for a well-deserved drink at the pub, with others bravely carrying on to the next town of Dolgellau completing a 20 mile ride. After all that exercise it was time to refuel with afternoon tea!
Saturday evening brought us to our annual pub quiz, hosted by Simon. We’re a fairly competitive bunch, and the top spot was stolen from the reigning champions – so we have a new team to beat next year!
We had a fantastic weekend and can’t wait for next year’s event. A few photos of what we got up to are posted below.