Oh I do like to be beside the seaside!

Yesterday we went to Llandudno in North Wales.  I love being by the sea!  My soul needs it.  I have this thing that at least a couple of times a year I have to see the sea.  I feel a spiritual connection to North Wales.  Beloved hubby knows this so as a surprise he took me on a coach trip.

As we left Brum the sun was shining with a promise of a glorious day ahead.  We stopped at a truck stop for a rest.  There was a Biker charity meet up raising money for Help the Heroes and included a fine display of bikes including some classics.

How many types of transport can you see?

Lorries & Bikes

The classics with our coach in the background

Once back on the coach we headed north to Wales.  As soon as I saw my first sign in Welsh I knew we were nearly there!

Llandudno is a fine example of what a Victorian seaside resort looked like as it has kept many of its Victorian buildings and its charm.  This doesn’t mean that it’s stuck in the past. There are plenty of things to do to occupy our 21st century minds.

But when you are at the seaside there are certain things that you have to do that are quintessentially British, like having fish and chips.  Trouble is being a Coeliac and having to follow a Gluten-free diet means that I miss out on the fish coated in batter and stick to the chips.  In Llandudno there is a cafe called Barnacles that do……. wait for it GLUTEN-FREE FISH AND CHIPS (as well as other gluten-free delights such as pie and chips; and puddings):D

Happiness or what?

So once fuelled hubby and I set off to tackle the Great Orme – I say tackle but we let the tram do all the hard work.

from the tram

Once at the top we took in the scenery which was spectacular.  The sun was shining and it was such a clear day we could see for miles.  It was a great way to worship God’s wonderful creation looking out from our high advantage to the world below and across to the snow capped mountains.  Perfect! Absolutely perfect!

On the Orme

Another view


Back down we headed for the Pier and the Prom and discovered a Punch and Judy show.  So we stood and me being the big kid got into the swing of things.  It was nice to see such a traditional form of entertainment.

Punch and Judy

We stared at the sea and took in the air before heading back for a wander round the shops and back to Barnacles for some afternoon tea and Gluten-free Welsh cakes.

One final look at the sea and it was time to say our goodbyes before heading back on the coach for home. Da iawn!

The sea