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IN LOVELY WALES. I ,PWLLHELI HARBOUR. 11 1. 1. 1 III.-PWLLHELI AND LLEYN. PWLLHELI, situated on the south-west coast p Carnarvonshire, and the terminus of the .brian Railways system, is in many respects "ferent from Llandudno and Aberystwyth, and In'the opinion of a large class of tourists perhaps °t so interesting. The town itself, with the reception of that part of it known as New Wllheli, is not so modern, nor does the country aroUnd afford such wealth of variety of natural scenery. But for those who desire a cosy nook, a* from the madding crowd, and who delight in a sunny climate, a sandy beach, fine rugged sea ar^' maSn^ficent distant views, and a taste for chagology, it is a most desirable resort. The j e^est hindrance to its popularity has been the adeqUate travelling facilities, the railway station -g a good half mile from the outskirts of the ru n' an<^ the road leading to and from it i^ln§ al°ng the side of a most uninviting pool H\o sea"water. That drawback will be re- co 6 soon now, for a new breakwater is being COIStructed, and the railway is to be extended Pro 6 rn*c^e the town. When all these im- fu^nts are completed, and New Pwllheli cor 6r ^eve^°Ped) we shall expect this distant its 6r Carnarvonshire to be able to hold \yai^Wn against any holiday resort in Wild th the chief attraction of Pwllheli lies in the at it is the entrance to the Promontory of Lleyn, which runs on for nearly twenty miles beyond to Braich-y-Pwll, opposite "Ynys Enlli." The tramway recently constructed will take the tourist as far as Llanbedrog, four miles distant, and if he is a fairly good pedestrian, he ought to visit St. Tudwal's Islands, off Abersoch, and Porth Ceiriad," where the shore is shut in by lofty, perpendicular precipices, rising from curious platforms of rock. A more desolate and terrible spot we do not know. Or the visitor may take the mail car all the way from Pwllheli to Aber- daron, sixteen miles, and if he is as fortunate as the writer of the present article was in obtaining as a companion a postman who knows the names of all the farmhouses and cottages and striking places on the road, and not too absorbed in his guide book to ask questions, he will find time going at a much quicker rate than the car. Passing places having such faraway sounding names as Sodom, Yr Aipht (Egypt), Sebastopol, Crimea, within sight of Hell's Mouth, and right through a village called Nyth Cacwn (Wasp's Nest), crossing bridges with the words Alma and Inkerman inscribed upon their parapets-well, if all that will not suffice to make the journey interesting, the fault must be the visitor's. The distance between Braich-y-Pwll and Ynys Enlli is about two miles, but wind and tide have to be consulted before the island can either be reached or left. This island has a history. It is The Antiquary's Paradise. In olden times it possessed a celebrated abbey, now in ruins, and only small portions of those remaining. Many of the monks and saints of the sixth, seventh, and eighth centuries found RIVER SCENE BY AFONWEN.