26-28 August. Caernarfon to Colwyn Bay via Anglesey. Had a good couple of days exploring Anglesey. Weather continues to be changeable but have managed to grab moments of sunshine between showers. And it’s very warm and humid.
Before crossing the Menai Bridge spent some time looking round Caernarfon and it’s very fine castle. Then crossed the Menai Bridge to Anglesey. First stop was at Plas Newydd, a large country mansion (National Trust) on the waters edge with fantastic gardens and spectacular views. The local town was Llanfairpwll so I felt it necessary to go and see the railway station on the way through. ie. Llanfairpwllgwyngyll…etc, etc. Must be one of the most photographed and selfied stations in the country.
Then continued clockwise following the coast through Aberffraw and Rhoscolyn to the very remote South Stack. More hairpin bends and steep narrow roads to negotiate. It was definitely worth it; the views were spectacular.
The journey continued via lovely beaches at Cemlyn Bay, Cemaes Bay and Amlwich.
Finally got to Beaumaris and stopped there for a while before going back over the Menai Bridge to Bangor, Llanfairfechan and Conwy with its amazing castle and Telfer suspension bridge.
Also enjoyed Llandudno with its beautiful pier. I then took another slightly hazardous drive right round the edge of Great Orme, and continued up to the summit. Incredible views. Then meandered back down the very steep and narrow hill to Llandudno and then Colwyn Bay.
Now on a campsite near Rhyl for tonight. The end of the journey is in sight and approaching 6000 miles travelled.