What's in my pocket?
by Laura Basanta
Llanddona Wern y Wylan
Winter has finally arrived in the US. The cold weather made me reach for a sweater I hadn't worn since living on Anglesey.
Getting ready to rush off for work, I stuck my hand into the pocket on the sweater to find something inside. When I pulled out the contents, I found two broken pieces of black scallop shells from Anglesey beach walks. I smiled at the memories of searching for just the perfect shells.
I found that different Anglesey beaches had different shells. Some beaches would have small "conch" type shells, limpets could be found at others, and small black scallops at yet others.
How can this one small island be so diverse and the beaches or sea so selective as to what kind of shell would be there and not at the beach just a few miles down the coast? And still, some beaches were mainly rock!
On our last day at Anglesey we walked along the beach at Llanddona Beach
. It was late May and we hadn't seen one jellyfish. On this sunny day in May, it was quite littered with saucer-sized jellyfish that looked like sunflowers from the sea!
Ah Angleysey, your mysteries make me dream.
It's time for another cup of coffee at work. As I go to the coffee pot, put my hand in my pocket and feel my little treasure from the island I love so much.
I'll never take the shell bits out of my pocket, I'll touch the ribbed shells and think of the wind,water and wonderful people of Anglesey.
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.