Our mini adventure of the day was over to Rhoscolyn, on Holy Island, Just off the island of Anglesey where we went exploring around the coastal path. We parked at the Car park on the beach and proceeded to head around the coast towards Rhoscolyn head.
On the way there is a terrific beach tucked away out of sight, that but a few know of. It was less than ideal with a force 8 wind and horizontal rain blowing in, but was wonderful to back on the beach even if the full waterproofs where needed! You can follow the Anglesey coastal path along the beach and around the headland further if you wish in both directions. We were content doing some beach combing and exploring on the near shore beaches just down fro the car park. Below are some of the pics of the outing.
Follow the coastal path around in either direction..Some keen youngster still building sandcastles even in winter! love it.
The low water foreshore was quite sandy, this area will be worth an explore with the spear fishing kit next year for flat fish.
Main access point onto the beach at Rhoscolyn and the walk along the main beach.
The old Lifeboat station in the distance facing out toward a rather wild windswept sea.Its such a beautiful beach.
Some of the beautiful little cottages on the foreshore and headlands, such sturdy structures are needed here on Anglesey, to cope with the winter storms.
A view of the two bays at Rhoscolyn and the peninsular separating them. Note this land is private and we where very naughty and explored onto it for photographic duties only. Please respect the land owners rights 🙂
The turreted watch tower on the peninsular was rather exposed as you can see by the clothing.
A moody sky and white waters. On days like this summers seem so far away. Yet the sea and land feel alive. The winter weather transforms the sea to a dark brown inshore and the foam from the waves litters the grass fringes.
Some of the Glass beach combing spoils and washed up Peat, remnants from our distant woodland past (10,000 approx years ago) when trees would have been all the way out to sea, before the sea levels rose up more than 100m. If you break it in half you can see some insects and flowers, roots and other things in there.
Then off for a coffee at The white eagle in the warmth and watch the roaring storm creep across the bay and the distant Llyn Peninsular.
Get out there and enjoy!