Daily Archives: Friday, 5th Aug 2011

Holiday 2011, Day 2 – Bangor and Anglesey on July 7

After the Snowdon trip we had some lunch then headed to Bangor, for a walk along the pier. Bangor Pier sticks out into the Menai Straits so far that it feels like you can almost touch Ynys Môn/Angelsey (that’s the island at the top left of Wales if you’re not familiar). Well, you can’t quite reach it from the end of the pier, so instead we drove over the Menai bridge and had a quick tour of the island, stopping off at Beaumaris for the castle, Holyhead and the inevitable Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. We also saw Bangor Pier from the other side[1] and headed back to the mainland over the Britannia Bridge. We stopped for some food in Caernarfon and then returned to the B&B. Anyway, here are the pictures:

Weight and Stuff Report – 5 August 2011

Shock horror, down again today. Can this remarkable trend continue?

I decided to have a day off walking to work today. Normal high-speed striding[1] will resume on Monday.

Today’s picture is one of the trees associated with the temporary beach that goes by the name of Quayside Seaside. Or is is Seaside Quayside? Or something else altogether? Anyway, there’s a little beach thingy, with volleyball and deckchairs and stuff. And palm trees, like this:

Summer Tyne

Summer Tyne