We decided to spend a short break on the island of Anglesey, just off the coast of North- West Wales reached by a short bridge crossing over the treacherous waters of the Menai Straits. It has been a favourite place of ours for years as we enjoy its unique atmosphere, the friendly inhabitants and the varied countryside and even more varied coastline.
We rented a holiday bungalow in a small group of others along way from any towns or large villages, close to the coast and boasting stunning views. Jude and I went with our son, Jamie, his wife Sam and our year-old granddaughter Arabella. We were set for a most enjoyable time, hopefully weather permitting, spent outside in the fresh air.
The bungalow had a large garden with outcrops of rock among the grass and a beautiful ancient stone boundary wall along one side. The wall boasted so many varieties of Lichen growing on it as did the outcrops.
We had views from this wall over the nearest village which was on the coast.
As the day began to come to an end the light changed minute by minute and was different each day.
The holiday property proved to be a great place to go out from to visit the countryside, coast and the places of interest we planned to visit. We decided one day to give Arabella her first taste of a British beach and a chance to discover the sea.
The massive expanse of sand at our favourite Anglesey beach is always textured by wind and wave. On this visit we were pleased to spot an amazing sand art drawing of a unicorn, one of Arabella’s favourite animal characters.
We were lucky to spot this lizard, basking on a wooden post as we walked back from the beach.