Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Tuesday 23rd August 2011:Last day! Bangor pier and here and there!

We had intended to visit Penryn Castle on the mainland then realised its closed on Tuesdays, so drove down the coast of the strait
We travelled along until we could see Penmon Priory in the distance
We then doubled back in the direction of Menai Bridge and through the trees I noticed that there was a pier at Bangor!
We resolved to visit the pier, but were surprised to find that there were no signposts giving a clue as to how to find it (but we did!)
Though not as extravagant as Llandudno Pier it is actually in better condition and there is a small charge (15 pence for pensioners) which no doubt helps the upkeep.
The pavilion at the end of the Pier is only a fraction of the size of the Llandudno pier, but it does at least boast a cafe, and half way back on the pier we found this little snack bar
We had the tastiest "Welsh Rarebits" I have ever tasted, tea and a sliced of buttered "Bara Brith" (Fruit loaf), my first ever meal on a Pier and a memorable one!
Back then to the caravan for an afternoon snooze, then up to Trarrdur for a last look
then back down to moelfre for a last look
And finally a brief look at Traeth Bychan just below our campsite
A great last day to a great holiday!

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