Monday, August 31, 2009

31 August 2009: Last Day on Anglesey and bad weather

Inevitable I suppose on a bank holiday!
We spent much of the morning "in" then drove along the coast road to Holyhead and shopped in the Tesco supermarket, before lunching at the McDonalds, with the rain drumming down outside
Holyhead is quite pleasant on a sunny day, here is a distant shot from across the bay of one of the Ferries arriving.
Driving back we remembered how different the island looks when the weather permits you to see it, the terrain is much more diverse than one might expect, with rocky crags on top of the hills and capels nestling in the valleys.

And there are many windmills , most in ruins as here, though some have strange "caps" built on top of them and are serving new purposes.There are moorland areas, and even swampy ones, but manily the island is blessed with luxuriant pasture land

The coastline too is very varied, from the shingles a Cemlyn, Bay to the huge majestic sweep of Red Wharf bay, and the Menai Strait with the Snowdonian mountains in the distance, seen here at Beaumaris Pier

All being well, we will be here again another year.In the meantime, perhaps a collage of our recent holiday here and also in Northumberland in celebration.
It has been good!