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:
|Black Headed Gull|
|Lesser Black backed Gull|
|Oyster Catcher H|
|Greater Black Backed Gull|
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.
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