St Cwyfan's Church, Church in the Sea, Anglesey, Wales - The church dates from the 12-century, it is dedicated to Saint Kevin, who founded the monastery at Glendalough in County Wicklow, Ireland. The church originally stood at the end of a peninsula between two bays, the sea slowly eroded around the coast in the two bays, turning Cribinau into a small tidal island.
Sunset at the South Stack (constructed 1809) near Holyhead, Anglesey, Wales - The lighthouse was designed to allow safe passage on the dangerous Dublin to Holyhead or Liverpool sea routes. Visitors can climb to the top of the lighthouse. I think this has to be the most beautiful location for a lighthouse, I was fortunate to have a decent sunset this night. Anglesey has so many amazing locations for landscape photography, particularly the west coast, with highlights such as Ynys Llanddwyn and St Cwyfan's Church on a small island in the sea.
Sunrise over Trwyn Du Lighthouse Lighthouse (aka Menai Lighthouse), Penmon, Anglesey, Wales - The lighthouse is located between Dinmor Point near Penmon and Ynys Seriol, or Puffin Island. The lighthouse is 95 feet high and erected in 1838. The lighthouse was built following a disaster, on 17 August 1831, when an steamer, The Rothsay Castle, ran aground and near Puffin Island killing 130 people.
Sunset Glow at Twr Mawr, Llanddwyn Island (Ynys Llanddwyn), Newborough Warren, Anglesey, Wales - Llanddwyn is not technically an island, as it remains attached to the mainland at all but the highest tides. It provides excellent views of Snowdonia and the Llŷn Peninsula. The Island is situated near the southern entrance to the Menai Strait. The lighthouse Tŵr Mawr (modeled on the windmills of Anglesey) was built in 1845. This was my second visit here, I underestimated the distance of the walk for my first outing and arrived too late. I was fortunate I had such an amazing sky for my second time around!
Sunrise at Britannia Bridge, Menai Strait, Anglesey, Wales - This bridge was designed originally by Robert Stephenson as a tubular bridge, it connects the island of Anglesey to mainland Wales, not far from Bangor. After a fire in 1970, it was rebuilt as a steel truss arch bridge, carrying road and rail traffic. The memorial statue, to the left near the sun, at Plas Llanfair in Llanfairpwll is of Admiral Nelson. Nelson was famous for victories during the Napoleonic Wars. He was killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar near Cadiz in 1805. The statue, made of stone, was created by Admiral Lord Clarence Paget. The view from this location Nelson referred to as "one of the most treacherous stretches of sea in the world." Behind the bridge, unfortunately, are large pylons and numerous wires crossing the Menai Strait, I must have spent 4 hours in Photoshop clone stamping them all out. You can get to this location quite easy using the train to the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch. Which interestingly enough is the longest place name in Europe! A short walk from the station leads you along the Afon Braint down to the north bank of the Menai Straits, from here there's a short pier from where I took this photograph.