Day 8 – 8 July

Made it!

In swirling mist and a chilly NW wind, 
   
we waved a fond final farewell to what we could see of Snowdon

and then struggled through a tangle of roads, to reach and cross  
  
the Menai Bridge on to Anglesey, there to touch the water of the 
Irish Sea as we had that of the Atlantic on day 0 (qv).
BIRDS seen on this trip:
Mallard
Pheasant H
Grey Heron
Buzzard
Red Kite
Sparrowhawk
Kestral
Moorhen
Coot
Black Headed Gull
Herring Gull
Lesser Black backed Gull
Rock Dove
Woodpigeon
Swift
Skylark
Swallow
House Martin
Pied Wagtail
Meadow Pipit
Wren
Dunnock
Robin
Redstart
Stonechat
Wheatear
Blackbird
Great tit
Blue tit
Magpie
Jackdaw
Raven
Rook
Crow
Goldfinch
Chaffinch
Greenfinch
Linnet
Mute Swan
Coal tit
Redshank H
Oyster Catcher H
Greater Black Backed Gull
Cormorant

Some important messages.   

We are indebted to Christo for an extraordinary degree of planning, that provided us all with a lot more exercise than we’d expected and a wonderful introduction to inner Wales.  We’re glad to report that Ben’s leg wound is healing nicely, which is just as well, as he plans to sail across the Atlantic in November (as you do).  Our trip has been beautifully supervised, supported and encouraged by Glynis, whom we likened to a genie for her uncanny capacity to materialize exactly where and when we needed her, and we didn’t even need to rub a bottle.  Liz has proved the value of e-biking as a means of silent, inexpensive, non-polluting, traffic-passing, uphill bike-beating, open-air exercise.  Malcolm disgraced himself again by falling from vertical to horizontal among astonished shoppers near Holyhead: in attempting to dismount, his shorts snagged the saddle, and rider and steed toppled over as one.  No paving stones or bones broken.  Peg must have the last word.  She out-rode all non-e bikers and out-climbed all non-e walkers; and she will soon be back in Mozambique, grateful for the generosity of all who have contributed – or may yet do so – to the community health programme in which LAHOW has been privileged to play a small part.

A fond farewell to all our readers!  And a big Thanks for your patience.

For more about the Mozambique work and needs, or to donate, go to:

                                    https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lahow

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Day 8 – 8 July

  1. Well done all of you particularly the women who are obviously better than the men (except Christo). Thank you Malcolm by making my day and reporting a disaster. Now westward ho.

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  2. Congratulations from your fan club over here in Sweden. Impressive performance and Malcolm’s final dramatic belly-flop amongst Holyhead shoppers must have raised a few eye-brows there and certainly made us chuckle over here. Hope all bruises, stretched muscles and fatigue will soon heal up leaving just great memories.

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  3. Thanks to David of Sweden for these remarks, although the chuckling is resented over here. A bit more in the way of sympathy would seem more appropriate. LAHOW.

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