Rug Chapel

We stopped on the way back to London at Rug Chapel, the private chapel of Colonel William Salesbury, the Governor of Denbigh Castle.   It’s an astonishing and ecclesiastically extravagant display of carved and painted woodwork, dating from 1637, just before the Civil War.

This is the painted decoration on the roof trusses:-

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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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Marram Grass

We managed to book with the utmost difficulty a table at The Marram Grass which till quite recently was the café at the local caravan site, but once it was listed by the Good Food Guide became wildly popular.

One sees what one about to eat en route:-

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We like the atmosphere which is as much middle America as north Wales:-

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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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