The Beaches of Wales

The Beaches of Wales

I had thought we’d visit castles and manor homes, but for the most part, we stayed outside. Who knew the allure of Welsh beaches with their rocky cliffs and legendary lighthouses? Church Bay, Newborough Beach, Red Wharf, Moelfre, we hit them all. They’re big and broad...
The View From Ty’n y Mynyndd

The View From Ty’n y Mynyndd

Looking for your roots is not exactly high adventure for a ten-year-old and a 16-year-old and the whole endeavor had begun to pale for my two daughters, especially after we spent an hour in the Isle of Anglesey County Council offices in Llangefni Monday morning. At...
The Right Ty’ n Mynynnd

The Right Ty’ n Mynynnd

We almost didn’t find Ty’n y Mynyndd. But luck (or a druid) put three people in our path who were able to help us. There was one long, discouraging moment near the top of Mynyndd Bodafon (Bodafon Mountain) when we nearly got stuck in a giant rut that passed for a...
Which Ty’ n Mynynnd?

Which Ty’ n Mynynnd?

We drive down lanes so narrow that the car’s bumper sensors, designed to tell you when you’re getting close to hitting something, scream the entire time. And at the same time that we find one Ty’n y Mynyndd, we discover that there is another! We have a chance...