Day 3: Wednesday 7th August 2013.
The rugged North cost of Anglesey is very beautiful but also slow going to walk along.
Hundreds of steps up and down the steep paths mean that your knees get hammered!
But overall it was still worth it.
The vast bulk of Wylfa power station was my starting point.
Note the “Emergency plume gamma monitoring station” cabinet in the foreground.
These are sprinkled around the site, presumably to track any gamma radiation releases.
It was a little disconcerting to find that there was a basic spelling error on the labelling of each box, see below.
Nuclear power stations are some of the most complex machines ever constructed.
It’s worth remembering that they are built by fallible humans, and multiple fail-safe mechanisms will always be needed (except perhaps in checking the accuracy of labels!).
I had not realised that Anglesey contained such a huge variety of rocks:
Hard to imagine 1600 years ago when Patrick was apparently in a ship-wreck on this coast and founded the church. Would he be puzzled at the fuss we make of the Celtic saints today?
Later that evening, near Dwyran we were having a meal at my brother’s place and I noticed these two striking pillar-shaped cloud formations above Snowdonia in the distance. Almost certainly they were due to thermals rising above the hot rocks and subsequent condensation of moisture droplets.