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  • Weather: Sunny and Shiny
    Taken from my 2009 travel journal

    Yesterday, Tanja and me arrived to the Gamekeeper's cottage after picking up Hector in Liverpool. He used to be a student of mine and thanks to his Mum, he's studying English in London now. It's Easter weekend and Tanja wanted to rent a cottage somewhere and we agreed to do so. She drove to Llanfaethlu until her Sat Nav could follow a random postcode in this timy village. Then we had to follow detailed instructions to get to the cottage: Slow down when you see the speed de-restriction sign. When the road forks, turn right. Pass a lodge on the left and go over a cattle grid. continue on track through the filed and over another cattle grid. When the road forks again, turn left. Pass the main house on right. continue on right until a clearing in the woods. Drive through and con tinue to the left. the cottage is at the end of the track. the landscape was beautiful: a bucolic view of a plane full of sheeps, a curving track in the middle and a magnificient horizon framed by the Irish sea. the cottage was small and cozy. We spent the night unpacking the whole lot of food and stuff we had brought. Next day, Satty, we got up late, had lazy breakfast and headed to Holyhead to find a tourist info office. there I got leaflets of what I had researched before hand.
    Then we went to Llen Mill. A mill to grind oats and wheat. It's very old and rustic. It seemed taken from a an old story. Those I used to hear in that program about faeries, forests and princesses. It was a kind of agricultural museum. That's what I like from the UK: every single place that shows their heritage is preserved, organized, and obviously made a business. history becomes a business in this country thanks to marketing.

    Tanja got a walking guide, so we decided to do one of the walking tours explained there. Our new destination: Cemlyn Bay. It was a walk that started in a rocky beach and had a lagoon by the side. the landscape was just great!! Then we started going through lots of fields full of sheeps and "kissing gates". They are called like that because you have to open the gate, pass and turn around to close it. The gate keeps closed thanks to a stone hanging from the fence to the gate itself.

    The walk was 3 hour long and we got home absolutely knackered! Then, I prepared chicken with mango sauce for dinner.
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