Monday, 16 July 2012

Day 2 – Anglesey

On day two of our holiday we decided to make the hours drive to Anglesey (home of William and Kate) to visit for the day.

Our first stop was Beaumaris Castle.  It is one of the unfinished castles started by Edward I.  It was great to wander around and see the potential and realise how dark and cold it would have been at night hundreds of years ago.




After that we walked out to the end of the pier to take in a smell of the sea air.




After  that we drove across to the other side of Anglesey to go to the Sea Zoo.  Unfortunately it was a really bad aquarium, we were done within fifteen minutes – we spent longer in the coffee shop having a cup of tea that we did seeing the exhibits.



Driving back we found the village that has the longest name in the UK. It is called Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch which means St Mary’s Church In The Hollow of the White Hazel Near To The Rapid Whirlpool of Llantysilio of the Red Cave. We had to stop and have our picture taken with the sign.




From there we continued on stopping to admire the Menai Suspension Bridge – which is why my stepdad wanted to go to Anglesey in the first place.



After that we left Anglesey. Since the aquarium was such a disappointment we stopped at the Seaquarium in Rhyl. We got to watch the Sea lion being trained which was very cool.



From there with aching feet we went back to the caravan park and went to the restaurant for dinner. We had a family southern fried chicken dinner. Everyone kept getting distracted by Andy Murray playing tennis on the big screen tv.



A few quick games in the arcade and it was back to the caravan to get some sleep.




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