Big Brooding Sky
I took this on the stretch from Treardurr to Four Mile Bridge. The Coastal Path, with a length of somewhat over 200 kms, runs through a wonderful and varied landscape. Taking this island at walking pace allowed us the time to really appreciate this beautiful coastline.
I took this shot on the last day of our walk around the coast of Anglesey – I know I´ve jumped ahead there, but I´ll be posting more shots of the walk over the next few days. Treath y Gribin is just before the Stanley Embankment which leads over to Holy Island and Holyhead, our start and end point. By the way Treath is Welsh for beach and Gribin can mean jagged ridge
In this case, a train journey. We´ve just finished the Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path. We reached Holyhead, the start of our 200km round walk, by train from Chester station. The distance sign, opposite our platform, seemed to be a good start to our 12 day journey around the coast of Anglesey.
As I´ve written before, it´s often the small things that catch my eye – the overgrown wall or grave in a country churchyard often fascinate more than the total view. I took this at the back of the Llanffinnan churchyard on the island of Anglesey, North Wales. In itself this is no remarkable or noteworthy place – excepting that the Tudor dynasty, the ancestors of Henry VIII and Elisabeth I, heralded from Penmynydd a small village which is just a stone´s throw from here – but it´s forgotten anonymity gives it a certain charm.
What else can one do at such times, but look, and meditate.
This old ruin is situated on the north coast of Anglesey. It was originally built to produce refractory bricks for the steel industry, the bricks being exported directly from it´s own dock. It closed down at the start of the Great War.
This tiny early 12th century church was a chapel at ease for the widespread community of Penrhos Lligwy. The Bellcot and upper parts of the church show signs of rebuilding in the 14th century and small extension with a burial vault beneath was added in the 16th. This hidden corner of Anglesey is well worth a visit, as well as this pretty chapel, it has the remains of a small village dating back to, at least, Roman times and a Neolithic Burial Chamber.
Anglesey lies in the approaches to the River Mersey and the port of Liverpool. This jetty at Point Lynas, just next to the small lighthouse, is sometimes used by Mersey Pilots to board their Cutters and go out to the waiting ships to guide them into the River Mersey. Point Lynas is situated on the north east side of the island. I took this shot at 6.30pm., it was already getting dark and the light was failing quickly, which for me, only added to the mystery and beauty of the place.