Anglesey - Journeying

The first (Sat.) afternoon we visited Din Lligwy a Neolithic grave, a celtic
settlement, and two beaches Traeth Lligwy and Traeth y Ora, after our
evening meal we got to know each other a bit, explained the possibilities
for walks and visits depending on the weather and gave an introduction
to Celtic Spirituality and how we would be approaching our quiet times.
On Easter day there were several options. Before the morning service
in an ancient church some walked up Bodafon Mountain - a local hill
with views of the contrasting countryside to the north and the south
indicating the ground rock. Others went directly to the service and yet
others went to the Catholic Church in Amlwch. – which is like an
upturned boat and looks amazing.
We were all made most welcome and sang and prayed in both Welsh
and English. In the afternoon we ventured out in blustery conditions to
walk round Carmel Head, viewing The Skerries in the distance.
On Monday it rained for much of the day but we took the opportunity to
visit Oriel Yns Mon (Art gallery and Museum), marvelling at the art of
Kyffyn Williams and Charles Tunnicliffe and learning about the history
and geology of the island. In the afternoon we went to Aberffraw.
On Tuesday we made a brief visit to Bryn Celli Ddu - a neolithic site,
before going on a 9 mile walk around Newborough and Llanddwyn
island – The sea and the wet sand was sparkling in the sunlight, we
discovered an amazing variety of coloured rocks.
On Wednesday we walked the coastal path from Bull Bay to Cemaes a wonderful coastal section climbing around 1900 ft. We paused at St
Patrick’s Church Llanbadrig to rest and soak up the atmosphere before
continuing to Camaes and a welcome cup of tea. Another great 7 mile
On Thursday morning we thought folks might be a bit tired so did a
shorter walk from Aberlleiniog Castle to Penmon Priory, where we
rested by St Seriols well and enjoyed the peace and calm of the Priory
church before walking on to Penmon Point for a picnic in sight of Puffin
Island and in earshot of the bell. In the afternoon we visited Beaumaris
for a spot of shopping and an icecream, before returning to Dulas Bay
for a meal out in the evening.