Wanting to pack as much as possible into our stay in Anglesey we were the first to arrive at the National Trust estate of Plas Newydd. The house is still not open but we were able to enjoy the stunning views over the Menai Strait, the Faenol and Snowdonia as we walked around the beautiful grounds even though the weather was still rather dismal.
After our visit we made our way to the Cefni reservoir just north of Llangefni, the county council seat of Anglesey. The weather brightened up and we had a lovely walk around the reservoir hearing wonderful birdsong and seeing butterflies and an interesting array of flora. On the water there were great crested grebe and we even saw a goldcrest which landed so close in front of us that I didn’t really manage to focus on it.
On our way home we visited Penmon Point where there are good views of Puffin Island. We saw all sorts of bird life here including eider ducks, oystercatchers, sandwich terns and the superb spectacle of 2 gannets diving in a nearby bay.