over to the other side xxx

On Sunday I had a fab afternoon out with my son. We went over to the south west side of the Island.

Cable Bay is my favourite beach over this side, it’s a cute little cove with sheer cliffs … perfect for jumping off at high tide. It gets a really good swell after a south west wind and is great for body boarding, surfing and surf kayaking.

It was low tide when we visited, there were some snorkelers enjoying the flat sea and Sion had fun scaling the cliffs.

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the coastal path is lovely from Cable Bay…… if you walk to the left you get to the Church in the Sea

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if you follow the coastal path round to the right you come across the lovely Rhosneigr beach

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all in all, a lovely Sunday afternoon xxx

collecting moments, not things xxxx

I’m very grateful for the moments that fill my life. Every morning I walk the dogs on the beach, it looks different each time, and each time it makes me stop and take a deep breath and smile.

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I love the ancient parts of the beach like this fish trap, built by people who walked this way many, many moons ago….

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Sometimes it’s enough to just kick back, nestle down into the sand dunes and stare at the sky xxxx

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XXXX JUST DREAMING XXXX

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Enjoy your moments xxxxxx

Amlwch Port breakwater, Isle of Anglesey, North Wales

One brilliant thing about living by the sea is the fresh fish for supper. We have a fantastic little fish shop in a nearby village http://www.walesthetruetaste.co.uk/welshfoodanddrink/Fishshellfish/org2193?lang=en

Even more exciting though is when my Dad and Stepmum go out fishing and bring us back something yummy to eat. They fish all around here so I’ll try and feature each place they go.

For this post it’s Amlwch Port Breakwater. The port of Amlwch has a fantastic history, being the main port for the export of copper from nearby Parys Mountain copper mine .
Many famous boats came to have their hulls copper lined, this meant no barnacles could take hold on the hull and so made the boats faster.

The most famous of all the ships to have this copper plating was Nelson’s HMS Victory xxx

Today Amlwch Port is a gorgeous little fishing port, popular with tourists and locals alike. I love coming here just to watch the sea xx especially on a wild and windy day.

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You can see how the breakwater protects the harbour from the weather.

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wild weather xxxx

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A valiant seagull battles the elements xxx