I was so lucky to arrive last week to beautiful weather, & to stay at Kyle’s house in Pentraeth, just outside of Bangor. And it is beautiful.
One morning, I walked on the one lane road to the marsh. I loved looking at the the hawthorn hedgerows:
The marsh is now in the process of restoration to eliminate non native plants such as sedges, allowing the return of other native species.
That afternoon, we drove to lunch on the beach, where I promptly fell asleep, as is proper to a beach. Even with a wet suit, the water was way too cold for my California body.
The weekend was a social whirl, meeting lots of lovely Welsh natives and adoptees. I met Fiona, with whom I will be staying for the ceramics part of my journey. She is a lovely English eccentric with a house to match.
On Sunday, I moved in with Manuela Vittori in Bangor and within walking distance of the University.
Until the next post.