Perfect beach weather for once, so we set off for Newborough Beach in Anglesey, sadly the narrow road was filled to the top with a queue of cars waiting to get into the car park, on a one out one in basis. So we drove on to the next place to park, near the estuary, a “kind” person told us it was an easy walk, just over a mile, to the beach. “Kind” person could hardly have been more wrong, it was in fact 3.5 miles to the beach. But then this!
Super clean beach and water, lovely ripples in the sand and water
Yellow is not really evident in the landscape at the end of winter in late March, the dominant colour is a the pale straw colours of swathes of dried grasses, having been flattened and and preserved by thick layers of snow throughout the long dark winter. In some place there are just the first small shoots of the green to come. We were lucky also to see, at much closer range than usual, a group of seals, yawning and stretching in the warm sun. We were fortunate with the weather too, three days of bright sunny weather, though still low temperatures.
The beaches, where one might expect to see yellow sand are a surprise, as they are all black volcanic sand and pebbles.