Anglesey July / August 2006 – Part 1, Walking

South Stack
South Stack

Well we’ve got back from our two week jaunt to Anglesey and I’m splitting this blog into two bits, walking and fishing.

The weather was ‘interesting’ during the first week with west featuring predominantly in the wind direction which made fishing difficult so rather than stay inside on these blustery days we went out and explored the wonderful coastline that surrounds anglesey.

The first photograph is of the cliffs around the South Stack area where we had a quick look at the RSPB station. There’s quite a lot of information on South Stack on the BBC Wales website here.

We didn’t see many birds on the cliffs although there were a few Kittiwakes with chicks still in residence and on the way back to the car a Chough flew up the cliff face towards us as we were having a drink – I’ve only ever seen them in the distance before so this was a fantastic site.

Moel-y-don
Moel-y-don

As the weather didn’t seem to be getting any better we called into ABC tackle at Beaumaris to ask Malcolm about fishing the straits. He suggested giving an area around Moel-y-don a go so on the way back to the cottage we went for a quick walk along the Menai Straits, North to the start of the Nation trust Land at Plas Newydd.

You get a strange sensation standing on the shores of anglesey looking back towards the North Wales mainland, it’s as if you’re not on an island at all and only a river separates these two pieces of land, thats is until you see a shoal of Mackerel go past…

Porth Eilian
Porth Eilian

As the weather brightened up during the second week we did more fishing until just before coming back home. On the Friday we were ‘fished out’ so went for a walk around Point Lynas which is the North East corner and offers fantastic views in almost every direction.

We were hoping to see some Porpoises but the sea was to choppy to spot anything on the surface. We did manage to spot a flock of Gannets in the distance plunging into the sea, diving into what we assume was a large shoal of Mackerel – unfortunately they were too far away to get any photo’s.

Puppies
Puppies

Yesterday I took this photo of the Spaniel puppies that had just started to open their eyes, the owner of the cottage where we stayed is a gamekeeper and it was wonderful watching these little chaps take their first steps.

And then it was time to come home. Once again another fantastic visit to this magical island which thankfully is still almost unspoiled by modern tourism.

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2 Comments

  1. cerddwr said:

    Thanks for the comments and links for Anglesey Coastal Footpath – at Leisure.

    August 14, 2006
  2. Stu said:

    You’re welcome.

    August 14, 2006

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