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Re: Exploring The Area
« Reply #450 on: August 31, 2018, 11:31:15 AM »
We have a small but good group of friends who go out for walks together but Tellytubby had spotted something different and we all fancied giving it a go as we had been on a rip ride on the Menai Straits last year.
So on Wednesday we headed to Beaumaris and had a walk around the castle first before making our way to the pier for our boat ride.  The town was busy and the pier was packed with children who were crabbing from the sides of the pier and really enjoying  themselves.
Our boat was a small 8 seater high powered inflatable boat and the skipper was a guy called Jason who took us to Puffin Island last year, this time however we were heading in the opposite direction and going under both bridges before returning to Beaumaris.    Apart from being quite a character Jason is very safety conscious and went through all the procedures first of all before allowing us to get on the boat.
Then we were off straight into the middle of the straits at speeds up to 50 mph where he did numerous figure of eight movements before heading to the Anglesey coastline at a more leisurely pace.   
Along the coast and unseen from the main road are some absolutely luxurious waterfront properties and the properties seemed to get more expensive as we got nearer Menai Bridge, one having been bought for over 5 million pounds!
After the last island called Ynys Y Castell where some scenes from Hidden were filmed, we headed under the suspension bridge and went past Ynys Gored Goch which is the island with two cottages on it and is situated between the two bridges.  Then it was under the Brittania Bridge where we saw the statue of Lord Nelson on the banks of the straits with the Church of St Mary in the background.
Then it was back to Beaumaris.       It was well worth the 20 pound for the trip on the Rib ride but be prepared to hold on tight!

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Re: Exploring The Area
« Reply #451 on: August 31, 2018, 11:37:05 AM »
Menai Straits rib ride

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Re: Exploring The Area
« Reply #452 on: September 14, 2018, 12:16:35 PM »
We visited Llanberis on Wednesday and there is quite a lot of attractions in the area but as we found out to our cost, it is advisable to book beforehand for certain attractions.
The trains up Snowdon and around Llyn Padarn were as busy as usual and we were able to go inside the old Quarry Hospital which was open then

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Re: Exploring The Area
« Reply #453 on: September 14, 2018, 12:22:35 PM »
Llanberis