Anglesey (3)

After a day spent lounging about doing nothing except reading and eating hard boiled eggs, I thought I would go explore the less familiar south bank of the River Afon down towards the mussel beds and the Menai Straits:-

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There were geese on the river:-

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Anglesey (1)

We have escaped to Anglesey for the bank holiday weekend where our cottage is thick with cow parsley.

This is the view out of the back door:-

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Before breakfast, I walked out to the beach to see the sea:-

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Marram Grass

I’m very delighted to see that our local hostelry in Anglesey, the Marram Grass, has made it into the Good Food Guide.   It’s the café on the local campsite and does pig roast on Saturday evening with music which floats across the fields.   I would love to say how much we enjoyed it this year except that the only time we arrived for supper at about 7.30 one evening it was absolutely packed with happy and noisy diners and we were looked at as completely mad expecting to have dinner without booking.   So, I can only recommend their excellent cooked breakfast, including Eggs Benedict, and the fact that one can sit out on the porch and feel that one might be in Wyoming.

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Halen Môn

Not all of Anglesey is prosperous.   But Halen Môn has gone from strength to strength since it was first established twenty years ago.   This year it has opened a grand new factory and shop, where it is possible to buy sea salt in all its varieties, with garlic and in chocolate:-

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Church Island

We had a picnic lunch down on the Belgian Promenade overlooking St. Tysilio and, in the distance down the Straits, the long distance lorries crossing Britannia Bridge.   The church is charming, small, dating mostly from the thirteenth century:-

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It is approached through a churchyard with a handsome and presumably elderly yew tree:-

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