Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Anglesey - July 2005

Henllys Hall near Beaumaris, Anglesey was the setting for this family reunion. Andrew Michele Sylvie and Iain had already travelled all the way from California to Lincolnshire to see the Grandparents, so this was a relatively short hop for us all to meet up. There were strong family ties too for Siân as she was born in Bangor and has cherished memories of the area.

A trip on the Blaenau Ffestiniog Railway aboard the Iarll Meirionnydd transported us all back through time. Not least Grandad who remembered staying at Tanybwlch Station as a child. We stopped there and had a picnic at the waters edge (Llyn Mair) where we all got a chance to paddle on what was a very hot day.

Both Siân and I managed a few other trips to see Caenarfon Castle, Plas Newydd, Penmon, Penrhyn castle, and the Neolithic Lligwy burial chamber. In all it was a great success, apart from coming home to find the local Constabulary had sent me a letter asking me to come back soon. (I decided to donate the £60 directly rather making a personal appearance).