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I live in a camper van with a couple of West Highland Terriers for company.
My passion is photography but it is a work in progress.
I am always willing to share what knowledge I have and can be contacted through the comments on this post or e-mail ADRIAN
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Thursday, 8 October 2009

THE BRIDGE ( 07/10/09)

image    Arrived here around nine in the morning, went to Morrisons, didn't need much and as usual forgot most of what I did need. I noticed they had fresh chicken liver 99p for a pound, the recession must be biting, can't be selling pate. That's supper sorted, stir fry again.

Having sorted the sordid financial details with the site office, plugged in to electric, filled the water tank, checked for dongle coverage, one bar, OK for reading stuff but no chance of uploading. A glorious autumn day, what a change from yesterdays wind and rain. Ideal for a wander down to the Menai Bridge and a quick look at the reason for our stop.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA             MENAI BRIDGE......Built between 1818 and 1826, designed by Thomas Telford, the main span is a hundred feet above the water and five hundred and eighty feet long. It was built to facilitate travel to Ireland via Holyhead.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA             BRITANNIA BRIDGE..... I know little about it but will find out for tomorrow. The top deck carries the main road and the bottom deck the rail link to Holyhead and then by ferry to Dublin.

On our wander we crossed the bridge and  visited Church Island, this church is really old.

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Pictures to follow as the light was terrible today, still it was only a reconnaissance and things should be much better early tomorrow.

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These caught my eye as I've never noticed addresses on grave stones. At first I assumed that having a paucity of surnames in Wales it was a simply a matter of identifying who was who. These photographs contradict and therefore disprove such a scurrilous assumption. Only one Jones to be seen.

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This Yew is probably as old as the church and in fine condition, which is more than can be said for this poor mite.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA         What a mess.

All today's pictures shot with the baby Olympus and mostly into strong light so will get some more tomorrow.

That's your lot, will try and upload but suspect it will be a futile exercise.

4 comments:

  1. I was watching a Time Team programme the other day where they came across a Yew on the edge of a graveyard. They were grown in the Medieval times as the wood was used for making the longbow. Apparently the Yew is associated with immortality in Wales.
    Fascinating grave stones. I've never seen ones with addresses on either.

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  2. Nice shots of the Bridge Adrian. Particularly like the Yew Tree in the church grounds.

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  3. What a great looking Yew. The sights it must have seen.
    And an interesting looking Blackbird. Good capture.

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  4. Like you, I've never seen addresses on gravestones before - interesting.

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