We had the most beautiful sunshine this day – a lovely change after the rain – and it meant that, whatever else we got up to, we wanted to pop back across to Anglesea. Great thing about a relaxed itinerary is having the space to revisit, I think!
But first, we had breakfast at our very funky B&B which sat just inside the city walls (literally 20 metres from one of the “gates”). Then we wandered out into the old town within the wall and, with a few shops to look at on the way, we ended up at Caernarfon Castle.
I liked the castle. You could go into underground rooms or up along the walls and the big open space in the middle was grassy and full of information about what once would have been in this corner or that. There is also a military museum there and, before we were done, a choir turned up and used the wonderful acoustics to do a bit of singing! My travel buddy walked the walls a bit, but I was too chicken.
Across from the castle, we poked about in one of the tourist shops and hilariously we both decided not to buy something there, on the assumption all tourist shops would have the same stuff (they certainly did in Scotland). It actually took us a week to find another shop with the same things!
So then we retrieved Claudia from the harbour parking and headed out to Anglesea again. This time, we decided to make a small detour on getting to the island and see probably the most famous place in Wales… the one with the crazy long station name. In truth, the town’s name was long enough!
Then we were back up to Holyhead and the lighthouse. I also went for a wander on the headland, looking for a cairn, but the signs never tell you how far they are from the starting point so I gave up. *Sigh* Still, we visited the cairn we’d overlooked on the previous visit, at the last of four beaches we saw in the sparkling light!
I’m glad we went back to the islands in the sunshine, because it is really very pretty.
And we finished our day with one of the best meals of the whole trip, back in Caernarfon. It was great to be in a restaurant where most of the patrons were Welsh and speaking Welsh!