|Old Ginge surrounded by a cloud of fur|
The weather has been fab so far, Monday we took full advantage with the dogs and took them for two walks which they really seemed to enjoy though they got very tired, we also decided that perhaps we wouldn't get into a daily habit if this as they seem to habituated very quickly. With Ken their normal walk time is 21.00 ish when he finishes work in 'The Codmother' the local chippie, we are keener to walk them before their and our dinner so the evening is our time. A couple of days for their bowels to get used to this and all has been well! More fab bonding time with Ginge though has been great, I think he's a real sweetie, but only outside, as the cloud of fur surrounding him at all times, although reducing covers the whole of the kitchen! I even went as far as putting a ribbon round his neck which he was very good with! He was happier letting his inner kitten out though when I took it off him and he could chase it!
Tuesday B planned a walk to Beddgelert which was very pretty, dutifully we went the Gelerts grave, the grave of a faithful dog who greeted Prince Llewelyn, his owner, with a bloody mouth by the empty babies crib. In a rage the prince chopped his head off, before hearing the cry of a baby outside where he found it beside the dead body of a huge wolf, killed by the faithful Gelerts. We say dutifully because although it is a great story, the owner of the local pub admitted he'd made it all up to put the town on the map which he did successfully!
|Along the beautiful Aberglaslyn valley|
The walk however, along the river before heading up to a Col, down to a lake and back was beautiful, well rounded off by a visit to the award winning ice cream shop in the town. Seems a bit odd doing a six mile walk before going back to take the dogs out for their mile and a halfer, but they'd never have managed the walk and don’t like going far in the van!
|Admiring the view on the Col. Snowdon is the second summit from the left|
|One of the bays on our 'Around Anglesey' day. This one is Cable Bay|
I then convinced B that it wasn't a waste of the good weather to tour the island which we have done for the last three days doing some lovely walks along busy and isolated coastal paths and from North Stack to South Stack by Holyhead including Holyhead mountain the highest point on the island at 220m! We haven't seen dolphins but have seen seals and loads of birds, making the absolute most of the best week of the year weather wise!
|Paddling in the sea at Newborough Forest. The mountains of Snowdonia in the distance|
We let Cassie lead the walk one night having seemingly got the timing right between giving her her kiddie ibuprofen and going out. She decided that instead of turning left and going back, she wanted to continue straight on over the dunes to the sea. There were not many people around and we were both wearing shorts and sandals so off with the shoes and all five into the sea! Very funny, particularly Sionyn as he tries to jump the waves, forgetting he's on a lead so getting pulled back and splashing a lot! Minnie doesn't like to go far as she only has short legs so it hits her tummy much quicker than anyone else's!
|Our bedroom at night, full of snoring but lovable dogs!|
We've also been to a different area which really seemed to invigorate Cassie, she was off, to the extent that after having to run after her through brambles as she ran off, vaguely towards the road I had to put her on a lead, well my fleece anyway as we have never taken a lead for her as we were assured it was completely unnecessary! Did feel like a bad dog walker though as we walked back into the car park with my fleece stretched between us! No photos as this had left B with his hands full with the other two!
|One of several breakfasts we've had outdoors this week|
Bobby had us both in stitches the other morning, he chunters away talking to the dogs and the cats in the mornings, as long as you are not actually in the same room, I heard a whistle as I was getting dressed to which I replied, followed by another whistle, this went on for some time, till I wandered through the lounge past Bobby to B doing breakfast, only to find he thought he'd been having a conversation with Bobby too! Wish we could have seen him listening to us back and forth!
|Ginge with his bow|
The sun has finally come out today but the high pressure is on its way out so that might be the end of the good weather. Oh well, dogs still need walking.
|Our 'Around Anglesey' couple of days|
|Rhosneigr. A popular windsurfing beach, as we know from our friend Bill Voisey who is a frequent expert windsurfing visitor. No windsurfing today though, no wind and no surf!|
|A headland walk round and up Holyhead mountain. That's a Dublin to Holyhead ferry heading into Holyhead port, just out of sight on the right|
|North stack signal station, the climbers paradise north cliffs of Gogarth and,on the horizon centre the lighthouse on Skerries island|