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Rhoscolyn

We’ve been to Rhoscolyn a few times before, but never before have we bothered to look beyond the direct approach to Rhoscolyn’s Llawder crag from the parking near the church. However, a few minutes down a narrow lane is the most beautiful sandy beach. Surely it’s the coastal scenery, often with Snowdonia’s mountains as a backdrop, that make North Wales one of Britain’s most amazing destinations!

The beach at Rhoscolyn, what an amazing place this must be to have a holiday cottage!

The beach at Rhoscolyn, what an amazing place this must be to have a holiday cottage!

The Anglesey Costal Path, perhaps one of the best crag approach paths in Britain?

The Anglesey Costal Path, perhaps one of the best crag approach paths in Britain?

Rhoscolyn Beacon

Rhoscolyn Beacon

The view back across to Snowdonia from Anglesey.  With heavy summer rain clouds over the mountains!

The view back across to Snowdonia from Anglesey.
With heavy rain clouds building over the mountains!

We enjoyed several of the steep routes, thankfully with surprisingly helpful and positive holds, at Llawder. It was lovely and sunny, but it was very windy – on top of the crag is was almost cold!

Pete on The Wild Rover

Pete on The Wild Rover

Laetitia following The Wild Rover

Laetitia following The Wild Rover

Pete and Laetitia enjoying the sun between routes at Rhoscolyn

Pete and Laetitia enjoying the sun between routes at Rhoscolyn

Cemlyn Bay

On Sunday in an attempt to discover more of Anglesey than we’d ever previously bothered to look at, having a single-minded climber’s point of view (and with a forecast for rain showers) we made a trip to Cemlyn Bay. There’s a lovely nature reserve here, with the interesting shingle drift beach (Esgair Gemlyn), the weird Bryn Aber, and a stunning colony of Sandwich Terns. Although it is a bit strange to have Wylfa Nuclear Power Station sitting on the headland to the north.

Pete builds a pile of stones on Cemlyn beach

Pete builds a pile of stones on Cemlyn beach

A Sandwich Tern returns to Cemlyn Bay with a freshly caught fish

A Sandwich Tern returns to Cemlyn Bay with a freshly caught fish

Another Sandwich Tern returning with fresh fish, flying over Bryn Aber

Another Sandwich Tern returning with fresh fish, flying over Bryn Aber at Cemlyn Nature Reserve

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