Friday, August 12, 2011

Friday 12th August : Red Wharf Bay and Beaumaris

The weather was much better in the morning, so we took the narrow twisting lanes that led down the very steep and twisting hill to the vast sweep of Red Wharf Bay.
And parked on the shingles behind the beach to have our morning coffee.
This is the view looking across towards Benlech
This wonderful beach stretches for miles, look how small these horse riders appear to be!
I was fascinated by the number of stones that had fossils in them like this one
And the wildflowers growing among the stones.
The hill out was every bit as steep and twisty, enjoyable too! and we were soon dropping down to the waters edge of the strait separating Anglesey from the mainland
It's a very pleasant drive along the shore as the road follows it quite closely, and all too soon we arrived in Beaumaris and parked on the main car park on the sea front
Boats were being readied for a dinghy race close to the car park
And one or two people were on the beach, pretty quiet for August i would have thought?
The pier was being renovated and we walked to the end among the families "crabbing" and catching lots I might add, when suddenly a wasp stung Pat on her right ankle and we had to rush to a chemist for a spray to treat it.
We had a light lunch in the "Triple Eight" cafe opposite the George and Dragon, home made soup and a warm roll followed by a huge scone with butter and strawberry jam, delicious!
Then a walk along the main street for a quick look at the castle through the railings, as Pats ankle was painful
Did you notice the Tardis on top of the battlements?
Pats ankle was proving painful so we headed back to the car park, we could see the weather on the mainland was pretty rough!

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