Monday, June 16, 2008

16th June: A trip to Anglesey

Our fancy today was a tour on Anglesey, and we set off in bright sunshine, across to Criccieth, then up to Caernarvon. We stopped to fill up, as we had expected that there would be fuel shortages due to the tanker drivers strike, but found in fact that there wasn't a problem, at least around here,.
We turned off the main Holyhead road and took to the little side roads to Aberffraw where I used both the Fuji bridge camera for this shot,
And the Nikon DSLR for this one.
After a short walk round we continued along the coast to Rosneigr, and found that it was very quiet there, presumably because the main season hasn't yet begun, it certainly seemed a bit of a ghost town! we walked along the beach quite briskly as the sun had gone in and there was a quite strong and cold wind off the sea.
Trearddur Bay was our next stop but we couldn't get parked near the Promenade, as it was being dug up by JCB's and there were cones and traffic lights everywhere, so I just took a shot from the road and we drove a little further in the direction of Holyhead till we came to a small cove called Porth Dafarch where not only can you park off road with a view of the bay for no charge, but it has a toilet block too.
WE parked up and ate our packed lunch and enjoyed the view, even the RAF Air Sea rescue helicopter buzzed the cove and I got a couple of shots with the Fuji Bridge Camera at maimum 300 mm zoom, which demonstrate well just what it is capable of!
Naturally I also took in a general view of the cove with the Nikon too.
By this time it was mid afternoon, and time for us to make our way back, as we had some food shopping to do in Pwlleli on our way back to camp.

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