There Is No Going Back Now

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAHeading up the Great Orme in Llandudno by TramSDC12730-2

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAChanging trams at the Halfway Station

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SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAViews From the Top of the Orme on a Misty DaySAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERASt Tudno’s Chapel

SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERAThe Ancient Copper Mine

I have lightened the following images of my  underground walk through the mine.  It was seriously dark in there with just a few dim lights along the way.  The tunnels were narrow and the ceilings were very low.   The floor was wet and slippery.

I am highly claustrophobic, so this was really about facing my fear of small dark places.  And it was scary!!  Several times I just wanted to turn around and run for my life!!

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By this time, after about twenty minutes of feeling my way  in almost complete darkness, I was really wishing I had never started.  The thought of being 18 metres below ground in these never-ending dank passageways was frightening.  But I was determined that I would see it through.  “There is no going back now,” I told myself firmly.  I seemed to have come a long way and I had no idea how much longer this would continue.

After a minute or two, I reached some stone steps and I breathed a sigh of relief.  “Well at least I’m heading upwards now,” I said aloud.

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Suddenly I saw a tiny glimmer of light up ahead and I quickened my stepSAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

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At last I was out in the open and I took a deep breath to steady myself.  On one hand I was trembling visibly, but on the other hand I was exultant.  “I did it, I did it,” I said aloud.  But I have to say I very much doubt I would ever do anything like that again!!

I walked down to the halfway station to get the return tram.SAMSUNG DIGITAL CAMERA

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Twenty minutes later I was back on the promenade.

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What an adventure!!

I have learned an important lesson from my scary escapade:

Wherever we want to go in life, if we keep on walking forward we will eventually reach our ultimate destination.  

Additionally, our world is evolving, moving forward to greater things, and we must move forward with it.  However scary the path becomes, however much we want to run away, we must have faith that we can succeed and that we will reach our desired destination. We are headed in the right direction. There is no going back now. 

“There are no limitations, except in the human mind.

 Keep hoping, keep believing, keep acting, keep moving forward,

and you will have your dream.”

Images: Llandudno, North Wales by Isabella Rose

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38 thoughts on “There Is No Going Back Now

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. Had no idea of all of this in North Wales and I just came over to say thanks for liking my post “Purple Iris”. Hopefully you may like a few more of my posts just like I am pleased to be scouring your own blog. MM 🍀

    PS good lick with the tech gremlins….⚠

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  3. Very,Very Cool!! Just the idea of visiting a Bronze age site makes me drool, but a copper mine to boot, thats awesome! Great shots of your adventure too..:-)))

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  4. I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU DID THIS! CONGRATULATIONS! ! ! ! YOU ARE NOW AN OVERCOMER AND EXAMPLE TO ALL OF US ON HOW TO PRESS THROUGH OUR FEARS. WONDERFUL POST.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

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  5. Oh my. I was scared as I read and looked. You are quite brave. I am a coward and do not like heights nor going underground. The photos are impressive. Little children worked those mines. What a dreadful life for those tykes. That place was like the gate to hell. May their souls all rest in peace. Wales is quite a country. So much beauty with dreadful history.

    ~yvonne

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    • Thank you, Wendy. I was praying the whole way through those tunnels!! Bless you, dear friend. Have a lovely weekend ♥

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    • Thank you, dear friend. I haven’t been in the Catacombs because when I was in Rome a couple of years ago, I didn’t have the nerve! Maybe next time. Blessings ♥

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  6. Always wanted to do the ride up the Great Orme, Izzy, but I missed out on that bit of Wales. I’m not at all keen on caves so I’d probably just ride up, have a stroll (the views are gorgeous) and down again. 🙂

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    • Thank you, Jo. This was my first time to go up the Orme and I chose the tram. Next time I may get the courage to go by cable car!! It was windy the day I was there and the cable cars were not running. ♥

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