This week I took a afternoon stroll around Newborough beach and the small adjacent island Ynys Llanddwyn off the coast of Anglesey.
The beach splits into two sections as the shore turns north from the Menai Straight. A high steep sand dune runs the length of the sandy northern shore. The southern shore is another long beach edged with a large pine forest.
In the middle sits Ynys LLanddwyn, a rocky outcrop cut off at high tide but accessible for most of the time.
On it’s end sits the beautiful Tŵr Mawr Lighthouse. The surrounding rocks and snaking path at it’s base make this a popular photography spot and the day I was there was no exception. Finding a spot to take a shot was a little bit of a challenge but I think I managed it.
As well as the island and lighthouse there is also the remains of a wreck just poking out of the sand. The wreck is that of the brig Athena. The ship ran into trouble during a winter storm in December 1852. It was sailing from Alexandria to Liverpool so it’s a case of so near and yet so far. Fortunately for the 14 crew aboard, the local lifeboatmen came to their rescue and no lives were lost.