Anglesey - north coast^

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Anglesey - north coast^

Post by Andy_L » Mon Jul 03, 2006 11:22 pm

A few of us did a two day trip around the north coast of Anglesey over the weekend. We paddled from Church Bay to Moelfre with an overnight camp at Porth Wen. The conditions were superb - calm seas and warm weather.

Here are some of the photographs - some are a bit blurry at times due to water on the lens.

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Post by Zoe Newsam » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:44 am

A lovely trip indeed. I took lots of pics of the old brickworks at Porth Wen, one of my favourite camp spots- I'll post some up later.
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Post by Mark R » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:05 pm

What is the pointy thing? Some kind of navigational mark?
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Post by CCL » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:10 pm

What is the pointy thing? Some kind of navigational mark?
Zoe says it's a crayon..... ; )

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Post by Owen » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:11 pm

It's a tower for ship wreaked sailors to shelter in!!

One man could just stand in it. It must have been built in days of old when sailors were more hardy than they are today.

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Post by Jim » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:29 pm

MarkR wrote:What is the pointy thing? Some kind of navigational mark?
It's a sail, a mirror dinghy sail to be accurate, why is that important? ;)

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The Crayon

Post by Andy_L » Tue Jul 04, 2006 9:55 pm

MarkR wrote:What is the pointy thing? Some kind of navigational mark?
The "pointy thing" is on Ynys Dulas (or Seal Island) just off the east coast of Anglesey. According to Terry Storry's guidebook it is a refuge for seamen.
The whole area was swarming with various birds and their fledglings that are clearly not used to humans. You could get really close the nests. The refuge itself contained had a nest of birds, so I didn't go into it.

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Re: The Crayon

Post by Zoe Newsam » Tue Jul 04, 2006 10:06 pm

Andy_L wrote:
MarkR wrote:What is the pointy thing? Some kind of navigational mark?
The "pointy thing" is on Ynys Dulas (or Seal Island) just off the east coast of Anglesey.
Now known as Ynys Crayola :0)
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Post by JOHNF » Wed Jul 05, 2006 10:49 am

Ynys Dulas (or Seal Island)
Not sure where the Seal Island bit came from but I don't think the locals use the name or it translates to that.

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Post by Zoe Newsam » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:25 am

There is a large colony of seals currently resident on the island.
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Post by JOHNF » Wed Jul 05, 2006 5:25 pm

Ah! So Jura becomes Goat or Deer Island

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Post by CCL » Mon Jul 10, 2006 12:21 am

My photos from last weekends trip are here:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/clairecl70 ... 187491008/

Enjoy!

If all goes to plan, the next installment will be from Norway in a few weeks time!

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Post by Gavin74 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:04 am

Morning all,

Great pics.

Is anyone able to enlighten me on the overnight parking options in Moelfre?

Point Lynas is about the only part of Anglesey I’ve not paddled, is there anything over and above Storry’s description to consider?

Thanks

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Post by Goldspoon » Wed Jul 12, 2006 8:07 am

I would think parking overnight is not an issue. However would suggest leaving a note on dashboard explaining trip.

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Post by Zoe Newsam » Wed Jul 12, 2006 10:06 am

Speak to the chap that runs Caban Laura (the bacon butty kiosk!), then pay for 2 x 24hr parking. That's what we did.

Point Lynas is lovely- enjoy...

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Post by Gavin74 » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:39 am

Thanks Zoe, that's great

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Post by Bruxy » Wed Jul 12, 2006 11:57 am

Hi Gavin,

we paddled that area a few weeks ago; putting in at Traeth Lligwy and checking out Ynys Dulas before toddling off towards Puffin and overnighting near the old quarry below Red Wharf Bay.

Chose Lligwy as it fitted the tides and seemed to be in the right place for us to start our trip.
There's a kiosk that does hot drinks etc. and a toilet block.

We were charged £2 per day (Sat/Sun) and £5 for leaving the car overnight .. so £9 all together. Seemed a bit steep to us, but it didn't have the feel of a crime hotspot and we felt the car would probbly be safe ... plus we were late anyway and didn't fancy touring the coast looking for alternatives.

It's also a pretty long trolley down to the sea at anything less than high water .. we put in and pulled out at much less than high water and felt like we'd had a hard time in the gym !

Probably lots of cheaper places to leave the car - but it's there if needed and you can camp on the grass.

Cheers
Chris

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