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Porth Trwyn #3

Pebble beach at Porth Trwyn, Anglesey, North Wales

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The northwest coast of Anglesey holds some very precious memories for me, as my wife Liz and I have been visiting and holidaying here since the early days of our marriage over thirty years ago as I write this.

Back in those early days it was in a tent on the cliff edge, braving the elements as best we could while trying to keep our three young children amused as the rain hammered down on leaking canvas.

These days, with the children all grown up now, we tend to holiday in sunnier climes, but we've never lost our love for this stretch of coast. (Nor for each other I hasten to add!)

So when the weather looks good, and we have enough free time to make a day of it, we'll take a drive along the A55 (God's own highway) and re-visit some of our old haunts for a trip down memory lane.

One little beach, not much visited by others but that means a lot to us, is the lovely Porth Trwyn, just a mile or so along the coast from the much more popular Church Bay.

Over the decades we've been here we've seen the topography change from sand to stone to pebbles and back to sand again as the wild storms of winter do their best to re-arrange the shoreline.

On this visit in early April 2017 the beach was definitely on the pebbley side of things, but still lovely to look at and with a stretch of sand by the water's edge to allow for a chilly paddle.

God willing, I'll still be visiting, photographing and writing about this wonderful place for a few years to come yet!

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Image data

Filename - porth trwyn 03.jpg

Camera - Canon 6D

Lens - 24-105mm zoom @ 88mm

Exposure - 1/25 sec, f11, ISO100

Filters - Polarising filter used to reduce glare and enhance colours.

Location - Porth Trwyn, Anglesey

This image - 800x533px JPEG

Processing - Adobe Lightroom CC

Comments - Handheld exposure with image stabilisation