Monday, 8 April 2013

Day Two

We had a lazy morning on our first whole day in North Wales, sitting at the camp site drinking tea, starring at the Mountains and attempting to cook breakfast. It was so cold the gas canisters just weren't working - so the little hot water bottle came to the rescue and lashings of tin foil to cocoon the hob. We got there in the end. There really is something about cooking and eating outside.

Our first port of call was to get a proper view of Snowdon - so off back across Pen-y-Pass and we were greated with this glorious, glorious view. It's officially the highest mountain I have ever seen. The thing I like most about it is that Snowdon in Old English means Snow Hill - it certainly was that!

Our next stop was Anglesey - seeing as it was our first day of holiday we thought it would be in the spirit of ease and laziness and somewhat fun to take in the Island by driving all the way around it. It was a route of about 70 miles and we made stops along the way such as Moelfre, Amlwch, Cemaes Bay and Aberffraw. Angelsey really is the most diverse landscape - Mountains, Cliffs, Beaches, Marshes, Coastal Heath and Forests. I am glad we took the drive just to take in as much as possible and it turned out to be a bit of a recce for the rest of our week.

We had a long walk at South Stack Cliffs, an RSPB reserve which is the most beautiful Cliff and Heathland Seascape. We ambled slowly around the landscape, slowly getting higher and higher. It was so peaceful and quite warm out of the wind. There were Seabirds crammed on the narrow ledges and we sat for sometime nestled in the rocks watching the waves.

The day ended with a beautiful sunset and a plan to return to Anglesey to see the Sun set over the Sea.


Lynne said...

I do love Wales. As a Scouser, many of my childhood holodays were spent there - my auntie had a little boarding house in Cemaes Bay on Anglesey, and we generally had our Guide camps at Criccieth or further south..can't remember where it was - a LONG time ago! FAbulous scenery, but a bit chilly at this unseasonably cold time of the year! Enjoy!

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Fantastic photos, it's a stunning place! :) x

Louise said...

I haven't been to Anglesey but I'd like to go there. Your photos are great, some lovely views.

I was thinking about you a few days ago and wondering if you were in the area yet. I saw some campers in a very snowy field and it reminded me that you said you were coming to Hulme End!

gillyflower said...

It looks magic. So that's where the sun is now!
How brave to camp outside in this chilly weather! But what a view for breakfast,a snow- capped mountain!
I've only been there in fair weather, when we took the train up as far as we could when in Wales for my 40th birthday(a while ago now!)
Thanks for sharing these lovely photos!
Gill xx

Ladybird Diaries said...

Gorgeous photos of what looks like a fantastic weekend.
M xxx

Lisa said...

Your photos are stunning, I love the one of the waves, what an incredibly beautiful place to visit.
Quite look the like of your breakfast too, just love bacon and mushrooms!
Lisa x

Hannah@HomeBaked said...

What beautiful photos - I feel like I've had some fresh air just from looking at them!