The drive from Ynys Môn to Moffat, Scotland, my next research venue, took over five hours, with a couple of rest stops along the way. When I left Ynys Mon and travelled towards Scotland, North Wales was in bright sunshine, but the weather became colder and greyer the farther north I went.
|The Menai Suspension Bridge (opened 1826) over the Menai Strait, which is at low tide|
|The Britannia Bridge (opened 1850) and some Welsh sheep|
|Clouds, mist and landscape, Moffat|
During my last trip to Moffat, I stayed at The Bonnington Hotel, which is on the main street of the town. I enjoyed the hospitality and convenience of the place so much I decided to book there again. Paul and Lesley, the proprietors, remembered me from last time and were again welcoming and helpful.
|The Bonnington Hotel on High Street|
|The High Street looking down from The Bonnington|
|The Moffat Post Office, from where I sent home, on both trips, packages of books and gifts|
As some of you may realize, I have not indulged in my love of jackdaws for a number of postings. However, here's another instalment. After I checked in, I went to my room to unpack and when I looked out my window I noticed a few jackdaws on nearby rooftops. Suddenly, a whole flight of them decided to put on a display for me, I kid you not, for the next half an hour. Below are some photos I took of their aerobatics and antics:
After dinner from the local chipper, I spent the evening writing up notes and preparing my research schedule for the next few days. My next posting will feature an account of a wet climb up a nearby landmark.
That’s it for now. As always, I hope you’re enjoying these posts and I welcome any comments.