Saturday, July 31, 2010

Saturday 31st July 2010 Llandudno and Rhosneigr

Although it was raining when we got up, we decided to go along the coast to Llandudno anyway, and we were glad we did.
The resort itself was very busy, but we hadn't come for that, we came for the scenic drive around the Great Orme. It cost £2.50, but it's worth it for the views, here is the first one looking back at Llandudno pier

About a third of the way round there is a zig-zag road with hairpin bends that leads off to the summit, it's worth the detour.
There are bronze age mines to visit and also a cable car between the town and the summit, and a tramway that runs for a short distance
The road clings to the side of the cliff and gives some great views, lots of people walk round the Orme, but it's miles! far too far for us to attempt
Here we are reaching the end of the drive with Llandudno in the distance, it was a great trip.
We stopped in Bangor to shop at the Morrisons and have lunch there, then, as the sun had come out we went over the Menai Bridge and up the west side of Anglesey to Rhosneigr to "shoot" some of the action there.

There were kits everywhere including these small stunt ones, as well as the "wings" being used by the kite surfers
This couple were in a world of their own and seemed oblivious of the high speed action out in the bay
This kite surfer seemed to spend a lot of his time airborne as he dashed across the surface of the bay
There were also lots of canoes and other surface craft like this one here.

Pat got this rather striking shot of a windsurfer at speed across the bay
And after tea we went out for an evening ride and found a working 18th century windmill called Melin LLynnon.
We must visit that when it's open during the day!

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