September 26, 2015

A WARM WELCOME TO WALES

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Today we did something different.  We went on holiday.  It’s the first time since 2007 that we have been anywhere other than Le Grand-Pressigny for a holiday.  Having spent some time trawling the internet for ideas we chose this little cottage in Wales.  Anglesey to be accurate, and it’s the cottage on the left.

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The journey was hard work, the traffic being very busy, much worse than we expected.  Mind you, the last time I went to Wales was more than twenty years ago so that could have something to do with it.

The weather was lovely.  A beautiful warm, sunny, early autumn day.  We stopped in Conwy for an hour to stretch our legs and take in our first view of the sea.  The little town was heaving with tourists, but very pretty all the same.

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Once over the bridge and on the island, the traffic was much calmer.  There was a scary moment when we encountered this lot around a bend. 

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We arrived at our little cottage mid afternoon in glorious sunshine.  It’s the former post office in Bull Bay, sitting right by the little harbour and conveniently next to the Hotel, where they serve meals – but not tonight as they had a big party to cater for and couldn’t fit us in.

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The cottage was first a fisherman’s cottage, then a post office, then a house again.  These pictures are of photos hanging on the walls in the house.

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Inside, all is clean, bright and cosy, just right for a seaside holiday. 

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The little terrace at the front of the house overlooks the bay and the slipway, where there were many people messing about in their boats and taking advantage of the glorious weather.

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The coastal path runs right in front of the cottage.  After only a few steps we were up the hill overlooking the sea.  Lulu was in heaven.  (But we had to keep her on the lead in places because of the sheep.)

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After a glorious day, there was a full moon in the evening, adding to the spectacular views over the bay as we strolled up the hill towards our dinner in the other hotel.

It’s a lovely spot.  I had quite forgotten how beautiful Anglesey is and we’re looking forward to exploring over the next week.

Bon Dimanche!

12 comments:

  1. Thanks to the writings of Dylan Thomas and Alice Thomas Ellis I very much want to see Wales.

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    1. Michael, it's only just across the sea, come over!

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  2. Did you see any whales in Wales? Lovely photos!

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    1. Not yet, I'll let you know as soon as I do!

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  3. An excellent choice of holiday venue. Looks wonderful?

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    1. Gaynor, I thought you might approve!

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  4. My school camp was on Anglesey so I know it fairly well. Weather looks lovely. Glad Lulu looks better now!

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  5. It's a very good idea to explore new places, people and things to do. ENJOY!

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  6. Looks like a nice place to stay, so hope you enjoy your holiday.

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  7. Look a lovely spot, hope the weather holds for you. Enjoy your time there Diane

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  8. Looks like a pleasant place to spend a week, my great-grandmother was born in Swansea

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  9. Wow, it looks stunning. We used to go to Anglesey quite often for holidays when I was a child, your photographs have made me want to go back!

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