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April 9, 2013


Weatherman Walking in Cemaes Bay

I’ve just completed two more canada goose clearance Weatherman Walks with Derek Brockway for the new series in 2013, this time visiting north wales Cemaes Bay and Llanberris.

Five years ago, I’d never even visited Ynys Mon but I’m gradually getting to know the place having spent canada goose coats two weeks there with Springwatch canada goose outlet store locations followed up with Canada Goose Outlet a Weatherman canada goose outlet toronto factory walk at North Stack last year.

Our first walk began in Cemaes Bay on the north coast, just around the headland buy canada goose jacket cheap from Wylfa Nuclear Power Station, which seemed to 2018 canada goose outlet shadow us for most of the walk, appearing and disappearing around every dip and bend until Porth Cynfor/ Hell’s Mouth.

The walk was absolutely fascinating, steeped in history, Canada Goose sale myths and legends with coastal views to die for even in the rain and linked website drizzle!

Our guide was Dave Salter, Canada Goose online a local walker and former power station worker who knew the area like the back of his hand and laughed and joked his way around this rugged circular walk.

Cemaes Bay is a pleasant little white washed coastal village, once a thriving port but now a sleepy backwater with a relaxed pace and stunning bay, popular with tourists Canada Goose Coats On Sale when the sun shines.

Highlights included seeing the fully restored Charles Henry Ashley lifeboat which operated between 1872 1932 in the harbour and Middle Mouse the most northerly island in Wales, where Bishop Patrick (later Saint Patrick) was once shipwrecked.

Apparently he swam ashore and lived in a cave with a freshwater pool beneath the cliffs, building the beautiful Llanbadrig church up above, in Canada Goose Online around AD440 making it one of the oldest Christian sites in Wales

The church is fascinating, steeped in history canada goose replica and features Islamic wall tiles inside not something you’ll find every day in canadian goose jacket a Christian church. It’s also featured in Canada Goose Parka the Hollywood buy canada goose jacket moive, Half Light starring Demi Moore.

The local gentry, a Lord Henry Stanley who paid for much of the renovation following a fire, had converted to Islam and requested something inside the church that represented his faith, so you’ll find pretty, ornate blue tiles adorning the walls around the altar.

Henry Stanley, also known as the 3rd Baron Stanley of Alderley went on to become the first Muslim member canada goose black friday sale of the House of Lords.

The Dalai Lama was apparently quite taken with the place too and during canada goose clearance sale a visit, described it as the ‘most peaceful place on earth’. There’s a wooden bench on the headland where canada goose he sat to admire the views.

During our visit, harbour porpoises swam lazily in the sea below, with a mother and calf feeding as the tide turned.

It was built by a Captain Picton to commemorate the coronation of Edward VII in 1902 and a great place to watch ships from, Canada Goose Jackets as they battle the fierce tides which eventually canada goose coats on sale surge around the island and up the Menai Straits.

Cemaes was once a thriving port, exporting limestone, marble, bricks, lime and corn and importing coal and flour.

The remnants of the brick works can still be seen though and there are some fine examples at Porth canada goose store Wen which supplied silica bricks canada goose deals for the steel industry and glazed bricks for domestic use in cheap Canada Goose Victorian times.

The sun finally shone as we ended the canadagoosejacketsaleca walk on a quiet back lane that took us back to the village. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read about our approach to external linking.

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