Saturday, 3 July 2010

A Gentle Stroll

We have been blessed with glorious weather and lots of house guests since moving to Anglesey. Today, we decided to explore the foot paths close to my home.

Here is a picture looking down onto Dulus Estuary and one of its ship wrecks.

When I first moved to Anglesey I was excited to hear that William Morris and his brothers were born and raised in Dulus which is only two miles down the road from me. After a little research, i find that it is true that William Morris lived here, but not the same one that is famed for his tiles and textile designs. The Morris brothers of Dulus were cartographers, translated a bible into Welsh and have written books about the Celts. They lived in the 18th Century. I will have to research them some more.

The point where our footpath met the sea.

Revealing this secret bay,

which could only be accessed by climbing down these steps.

Which led to a beautiful private beach with views over to the Snowdonia Mountains and a little lighthouse on an island.

We really are having such a wonderful summer.

21 comments:

Lyn said...

Oh how wonderful, you are so very lucky to live so close to the sea, and a secret bay! empty on such a beautiful day too!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Jasmine said...

Thank you Lyn. I feel very lucky. I hope that you have been having a wonderful week end too? x

Ginga Squid said...

Looks beautiful! Glad you are having great weather. I have vague memories of visiting that lighthouse on a school trip (I think). V x

Caio Fernandes said...

That this is a beautiful place , i could guess already....
But it is so exiting to know more about the storys and History of the place ... when you discover more ... please share with us .
i am happy you have enjoyed the new place, Jasmine .
All the best .

Felted House said...

You are in such a very beautiful place, that bay is stunning, and so quiet, it all just seems to exude calm. I have very fond memories of spending a week in Anglesey with a team working with young people, but we were too busy to explore much! I'm so glad you've found such a lovely place to settle. xx

mxtodis123 said...

What a beautiful countryside. You are blessed.

dorie said...

you're gonna have holidays year around - bofbips! (very lucky you!)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh my...I think I am coming to visit! It is so stunningly beautiful there. And a private beach? Heaven! Theresa

ArtSparker said...

What delightful access...

Everyday Goddess said...

wow, that's stirring something past life in me!
very cool!

SOEWNEARTH said...

I was just watching a program about Anglesey on the TV the other night and so wanted to visit. I love the idea of living on an island.

Tammie said...

Oh my goodness, you have a wonderful area around you! I feel so happy for you. Thank you for sharing some of the wonders of where you live.

Fiona said...

A far cry from Birmingham. I can't wait to see how all this will influence your work.

clasheen said...

Your surroundings look really beautiful Jasmine, what a lovely place to move to! I love walking craggy paths to small beaches whenever I am on holiday, in the meantime I enjoy walking beside our traditional stone walls up the side of my surrounding mountains!! XXX

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

Hi Jasmine, what a wonderful place you live in, so very beautiful and peaceful looking. So much for your to explore and enjoy. I'm sorry I haven't visited for a while. I have been having a not only hectic time but a difficult one too. I am now finding some time to visit my favourite blogs. I hope you have a wonderful Sunday and week ahead. Look forward to seeing more of that delicous coastline and countryside

Carolyn xx

Carol Anne Strange said...

Such a magical time for you on this fair isle, Jasmine, and such a beautiful place to explore. Enjoy your summertime. I'm sure it will be inspirational. xx

orchidlover said...

I'm glad that you've decided to explore. Anglesey is such a beautiful island and the Straits between it and the mainland are a Site Of Special Scientific Interest due to all the wildlife there.

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Manon Doyle said...

What a spectacular area. Lucky girl!! : )

Harnett-Hargrove said...

Simply marvelous. Simply inspiring! -J

Gwen Buchanan said...

oh you live in such a beautiful piece of the earth...

and I really love your felting project.. it reminds me of a little buck Angora goat I used to have..

Delwyn said...

Hi Jasmine

what a beautiful place you have moved to and you sound very pleased to have done so too. How wonderful to have these walks close by to restore and replenish the soul, not to mention keeping the old bod fit.

I will have to fess up and tell you that my sanderlings actually came from photos I took in Kauai last Feb, so they are actually a winter visitor to the islands. I am not blogging that much of late and had the images on hand so created the post.

Tell me Jasmine, do you enjoy snail mail?
If you do let me know and I'll tell you of a group that I have formed around the creating of mail art.

Happy days