Driving around Anglesey Wales

Trip Start Apr 01, 2012
Trip End Oct 01, 2012

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012

We woke up to a cold,foggy and rainy morning, not a good start so far. Oh well we said, we will just stay here and have a rest today. I had to do some washing this morning so did that first. At least the fog had lifted a bit and the rain stopped when I finished.  Hid in Charlie in front of the heater a little longer. By about 11am the weather had improved a lot and we decided to do some grocery shopping first and then go on our planned drive around Anglesey. Job done, lunch prepared and eaten and we were off . Everytime we go for a drive away and head towards this park we always see this little village down the bottom towards the ocean, so today we actually drove down  there to have a look. Not disappointed as it is a nice little seaside village ( that is what they call them here ) and we walked around a bit. Nice easy place to walk through. Next a visit to Beaumaris Castle, yes I know not another castle . Beaumaris is the most technically perfect medieval castle in Britain . building began in 1295, in reaction to a Welsh rising, and stands commanding the old Ferry Crossing to Anglesey. Work progressed at an astonishing speed but funds and supplies faltered and after 30 years the Castle was still not complete. The Castle was never realy finished and became a white elephant. Today the remains can be explored and the moat around the Castle still remains there today. We just walked around it today and also walked around the town of Beaumaris. Very busy with tourists but nice and comfortable. bought the compulsary pork pies for Rick at the local bakery. I have missed out on my pasties a fair bit, just did not look like the real cornifh pasties.
The weather has stayed good for us today, a little cool but ok. down the south of the country they have had 3 warm days and are now reporting a heatwave. Temperatures will rise to 32 degrees, but will only last until Friday before the rains come again. Sigh.
We are sitting in Charlie, having a wine and beer and nibbling on some chips. Nice day after all and we enjoyed ourselves once again. On the move again tomorrow to the Peak district. Looking forward to it.
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