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The beaches of Anglesey

31 Aug 2006 / in natural world, travels

Well, unfortunately we had to cut our holiday in Anglesey short by one day due to the rain. Nevertheless, the short time we had there was good. There were plenty of lovely neolithic burial chambers to discover (more on this story here ) and some fantastic beaches, two of which we 50 metres from our cottage.

The weather allowed me just enough time to make some sketches. Here’s Porth Nobla, near Rhosneigr, which was just 50 metres to the right of our cottage…

… and Cable Bay, which was just 50 metres to the left of our cottage…

That’s our cottage up there at the top of the sketch. The walks along the cliff tops were stunning.

We also went up to South Stack RSBP bird reserve in the north of Holy Island to see gannets fishing in the swirling waters and choughs nesting on the cliffs. They also performed some incredible aerobatics.

The view from up there looking south was incredible. Looking down over the purple heather you could see south over the western edge of Anglesey and all the way down to the mountains of the Lleyn peninsula.

And here’s Rhoscolyn beach, sheltered from the worst of the westerlies by dunes and rocks:

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