Gŵyl Tysilio Festival

This year’s Gŵyl Tysilio Festival takes place in St Tysilio’s Church on Church Island in Menai Bridge. The island is nestled in the Straits between the two bridges and is accessed along the Belgian Prom or through Coed Cyrnol woods. Music and poetry will be on the agenda. Lunchtime concerts are free, while tickets for … Read More

Wildlife photography and squirrels by Duncan

Some of Duncan’s wildlife photography can be seen here, taken on our island or just offshore. The Apartment at Coed y Berclas is a favourite of Rachel and Duncan who come to relax in the magnificent view. Their holiday weather was beautiful and, whilst travelling around Anglesey, took a boat trip along the Menai Strait … Read More

There’s a lot to catch up on

It’s 10:00 am and I’m sitting down for a few stolen moments to write a blog – there’s a lot to catch up on. This morning the tide is high and there is a shimmer of light on the water in the gentle breeze. We watch more yachts sailing by, on the Menai Strait, as … Read More

Welsh Highland Railway. Caernarfon Porthmadog

Aboard the train, I felt like an excited child on a birthday outing. As the train pulled out of the station, I looked back to watch Caernarfon Castle slipping out of sight as we puffed along the track. The narrow-gauge engines on the Welsh Highland Railway run on tracks two feet wide. To go round … Read More

Rainbow evening light

This amazing shot of a Rainbow in eerie evening light appeared on Friday after a strong rain shower

The Ponds and tranquility

The power of water to bring calm and tranquility is well understood. Nevertheless, I am frequently surprised by our own ponds. We have two ponds at Coed y Berclas – or water features. The upper one is a rill on the terrace in front of the house. It contains water lilies, irises, oxygenating plants and … Read More

Flying Scotsman on Anglesey

We both love steam engines and feel the ‘romance of the age of steam’. When we heard that the Flying Scotsman would be crossing Anglesey we had fun finding the best place to photograph her. Crossing Anglesey was part of the Flying Scotsman’s journey from London to Holyhead. She was also returning later in the … Read More

Anglesey Coastal Path to Beaumaris

Yesterday lunchtime, the rain stopped, the sun shone and the sky became a clear blue. It was time for a walk. We’d do the Anglesey Coastal Path to Beaumaris. Our land is bordered by the coast path. … Read More