The Other Side of the Hill

It was the same today as yesterday:  rain in the day, clearing in the evening.   I walked down the other side of the estuary, where it is all samphire and marshland and one sees the same view, only more pastoral:-

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Church Bay

We have never, for some reason, been down to Church Bay in the north-west of the island:  a small inlet which used to have a brick works and now has a crofthouse, Swtan, which was restored in the 1990s with the help of European funding:-

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Malltreath

We walked along the Malltreath Cob, completed in 1812 as part of a project to reclaim the Malltreath Marsh from the tide, straightening the River Cefni as a canal all the way to Llangefni. This was where Charles Tunnicliffe RA lived in a house called Shorelands, moving there from Manchester in 1947, with its fine views of remote marshes and seabirds:-

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The Beach

I walked out to the beach today in the hope that it would clear from the west as it often does in the late afternoon.   It only half did.   A foggy sun and a single boat on the sea:-

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Llaniestyn Church

We went in search of Llaniestyn Church, a tiny little grey church in nearly open countryside west of Llanddona.   We were half helped in finding it by a mysterious nearby signpost wrapped in a woolly blanket:-

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Inside the church, I admired the early font:-

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The elderly collecting box:-

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And the carved description of annual bequests:-

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But I managed to miss the carved relief of St. Iestyn, which I now discover is the main point of going there.

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