I needed an escape and the great outdoors gives me that, regularly, and so on Friday I hopped in my car and drove the 7 hours to Llanberis.
That view cannot be beaten!
My Welsh geography is terrible, I am not ashamed to say and I had this image in my mind of how long it would take to get there... It was wrong. Within about 40 minutes we had headed down past RAF Valley and we were on Anglesey.
Our first stop was the famous South Stack Lighthouse, built in 1809 to warn ships of the dangerous rocks below. e took the 400 steps down (and subsequently back up) the cliff, crossed the rope bridge and headed over to the lighthouse. We didn't go in but it was a beautiful view back to the cliff.
I love the sea, it is no major secret and Newborough Beach has now found a permanent place in my heart. Silhouetted mountains over a shining sea? What could be better. It's also the first place I've ever been which has combined my two favourite things. I was definitely in my happy place!
Dwynwen is the Welsh patron saint of lovers, making her the Welsh equivalent of St. Valentine.
The lighthouse at the tip of the island marks the western entrance to the Menai Strait, the stretch of shallow tidal water separating the island of Anglesey from mainland Wales.
I love the snow. Cold weather in general, actually. I was in my element!
It couldn't have been more different...
Wales, I will see you again soon!