As a young lad some fifty one years ago I bought a little Royal Enfield
motorbike from J O WILLIAMS
That changed my life and I went around Anglesey to places I'd heard about but never knew where they actually were.
One evening reading the HERALD MON
(defunct) local newspaper) I came across these magical words, "Llanddwyn Island"
, and the following sunday the two wheels was set in motion to find this magical place.
I found it, I did, beyond the vast sand dunes of Newborough Beach. What a beautiful place.
I then walked over to the island.
As i was about to climb the footpath onto the island, took a look to my right over Malltraeth Bay
and i could see the old masts of a shipwreck.
I walked around Llanddwyn Island
taking everything in and felt that this was indeed my island and I am its King. Don't our minds wonder when we are young.
Before I left the island i sat down on a rock and set my sights once more on this old ship wreck. I wondered whether there were any lives lost. What was this old ship? How long ago was it wrecked?
My mind was racing with so many questions and do you know, Wil, I never did find any of the answers.
A few years ago I returned to this magical island and sat on the very same rock as years before to look out over Malltraeth Bay
. Sadly, there is no sign of the old ship.
Did this magical place play havoc with my mind, I wonder?
Oh well, as everyone tells me, there are more questions than answers. These questions have been on my mind for years but sadly still no answers.
Make Your Anglesey Holidays Really Special
Anglesey Hidden Gem and Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives
Create more wonderful memories and experiences for you and your family and friends when you visit Anglesey.
Anglesey Hidden Gem
It is a simple and obvious thing to say, that any view or place is improved significantly when you have stories and knowledge attached to what you are viewing.
May I therefore invite you to have a look at my book ‘Anglesey Hidden Gem’.
This book is full of the known and unexpected places off the beaten path you might wish to visit and offers you stories that will bring to life the distant and recent past.
Please click on the image above for more information.
By the way, Anglesey Hidden Gem is currently part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.
‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey'
You may also like to learn of who we are on Anglesey, of our history, character and especially our humour.
In ‘Appalling Lies & Inspiring Missives from Anglesey’ I offer you the opportunity to learn about us.
It is available in both Kindle and Paperback versions.
Also part of my Easter Book Sale with greatly reduced prices for this week.