An extremely Sunny day in North Wales

15 Jul

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After a surprisingly cold night we awoke to full-on July Sunshine, so I fastened the bikes on the back of the campervan and after breakfast we set off for Plas Newydd, the National Trust stately home adjacent to the Menai Straits on Angelsey. Well worth a visit. Lots of work by Rex Whistler. A friend of the Marquis of Angelsey family, he did a lot of truly beautiful artwork and helped with designs around the gardens and house. He also did a huge mural of fantasy in the grand dining room. Sadly his life and work were cut very short in Normandy during the second World War. A Mojito flavoured ice cream overlooking the fast tidal flow in the Straits helped cool down the  day.

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Towards mid afternoon we then set off on the short distance to Newborough Warren. A late lunch in the campervan, which retains the coolness from the air-con once the pop top goes up and the zip down sides are opened in the roof space. Even sitting in full sun, long enough to eat and top up on fluids before a cycle ride. I did notice that the plastic “locking” mechanism on the Thule bike carrier needed tightening using the allen headed adjusters. Also the tow ball gripper ring did allow a small amount of “slip” on the ball. These two things had contributed to the “sagging” seen above on the caravan hitch. Click on pics for zoomed image. The carrier frame still needs beefing up but it all looked worse than it was. There is a map of Newborough complex two posts down. It was very busy with walkers, cyclists of all capabilities and nature lovers. A favourite spot and worth transporting the bikes despite the drama.

Visited “The Bull” at Pentreath for an evening meal again. Good food, good value! Pleasant staff. I wish it was in our village back home!

 

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