Tuesday, 11 July 2017

Tootling Along the Anglesey Coast

We were travelling to Ireland last month but took the opportunity to stay overnight on the Welsh island of Anglesey at a hotel on Bull Bay on the north coast. Our hotel window looked over the bay and as we were in the middle of a heatwave the waters glistened in the sunlight.
The coast weaves and crimkles in a mixture of bays, inlets and caves.  It is a popular destination for geology field trips because of the complexity and age of the rocks.
They can share their enthusiasm with those who prefer flora and fauna

and who walk along the coastal path.

The next day we took a leisurely drive along the coast road
Standing Stone and Wylfa Nuclear Power Station, near Cemaes Bay
and admired some of the standing stones we passed along the way. The area is rich in megalithic monuments.
We were nearing our destination of Holyhead whose hill can be seen in the distance when we stopped at this little shingle and sand bay.
and my little Lumix zoomed to its limit to catch the high speed ferry making its way into port.
The Dublin Swift catamaran  twin hulls lowered now makes a leisurely entrance. Although the name suggests speed it is actually named after the Irish poet, satirist and political pamphleteer Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)
Later in the day I'm standing on the deck of rather rather more sedate transport while trying to get a framed picture of a passing ship as the vessel sways and we are on our way from Anglesey across the Irish Sea to Dublin. 

An entry to ABC Wednesday, a journey through the alphabet, now in its new home with Melody at the helm.  The 21st round starts here



Hildred said...

Great pictures, - thank you for taking us along. Love those blues...

Anonymous said...

i like that emblem

Roger Owen Green said...

I notice blue in every shot!

DeeDee said...

Lovely pictures
The second one is my favorite,
Lovely start for A

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ABC Wednesday said...

Lovely photo's with beautiful views... makes one want to travel

Thank you for your first entry in the new home of ABC!

Have a splendid and ♥-warming ABC-day / -week
Melody (team abcw)

Daphne de Jong said...

By seeing those photo's I wanne travel to it.
Thanks for your entry to ABC Wednesday.
I hope you have a nice day. Greetings Daphne, ABC team

carol l mckenna said...

What a lovely 'stopover' you had ~ and gorgeous photos for A ~ ^_^

Betty said...

What a neat place to visit. I'm envious.

Leslie: said...

I'm planning a trip to Anglesey next summer! My friend who lives in south Wales and I will take the ferry over to Ireland from the south, and then drive north to Dublin before taking the ferry back over to Anglesey and heading south along the Pembrokeshire Coast. My paternal ancestors were all seamen from Anglesey and last year I went to Llandudno where my Nana Jones was born. So now I want to see where her ancestors started out. I can hardly wait now that I've seen your photos!

abcw team

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hamid alidoosti said...

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درب اتوماتيک
راهبند اتوماتيک
طراحي سايت
کرکره برقي اتوماتيک
کرکره شيشه اي (پلي کربنات)
تيغه کرکره رول گيتر
کرکره پنجره اي
تاجران آريا دلفين
شرکت نوين گيت