The weather forecast for today indicated that a band of heavy rain would sweep west to east across the country. The Met Office was confident this would happen, but as usual couldn't predict exactly how far north it would reach as well as the actual timing of the event. We awoke this morning to the same clear skies as yesterday and a sunrise to go with it. However, things deteriorated slightly during the morning to a stiff breeze with light drizzle, but by 3pm, just as predicted, the sun reappeared for the remainder of the day.
We took advantage of this by visiting Benllech Bay, the location of so many of my childhood holidays. Again, everything is just as I remember it, and completely unspoilt by the tat of the modern world we live in. This is what we love about Anglesey.
The postal address of the location of the beach shots is Tyn-y-Gongl, a place name that conjures up a visit to a rural farm back in 1963, where we were able to handle new born chicks, and of course we wanted to bring them home with us.
Above is the commemorative statue of Dic Evans, one time coxswain of the Moelfre lifeboat and a name that is embedded in the local folklore of the RNLI. This is located looking out to sea at the Sea Watch Centre in Moelfre, the next village along the coast.
The Caravan Club site at Marian-Glas is of course in a beautiful rural location, but beware those who prefer total home comforts as there are no service blocks here. Modern caravans and motorhomes are well enough equipped for this not to be a problem though and there is a motorhome service point provided where the specific needs of this type of vehicle are catered for within the dedicated bay where the grey water tank can be dumped as well as access to the drinking water hose to fill the tank.
Tomorrow we visit the town of Llangefni, the main town on the island, to meet friends we met during a world cruise on P&O Cruises' MV Oriana in 2012.