Sunday, 19 August 2007
Menai Strait, express river, rail cycleway
2 hr 15 min cycle ride from Colin's house in Llanrug (approx pron: flanreeg) via rough bridleway and single stone pillar on hummock to the right; then, Caernarfon and S along superb empty and fast tarmac road next to Menai Strait with a line of white waves out to sea that looked like an impending tsunami! Soon an empty lane alongside a river that was moving like an express train and in full spate to Bontnewydd (app pron:bont-new-ith) but diversion for NCR 8 on tarmac to Dinas rail station. I turned back at Glan Ryd to gain the lane that comes out opp Colin's house. On this road, my second stone pillar on a hummock on the left. Weather dry, apart from early on v brief shower and NW wind. White cloud, higher and slowly brightening, with cloud off Moel Eilio by 2pm. Sunday 19 August 2007.