When a day begins like this you just know you have to go to the tiny island of Llandwynn (just off Newborough forest on Anglesey) for the day. Take a boat or take a walk, take a friend, take a pic-nic and let the peaceful aura of this beautiful place fill your soul…..follow the other pilgrims who make it this far across the stretches of beach to the atmospheric lighthouse overlooking the bay.
The rocks on this particular island were thrown up millions of years ago and are quite unusual in their colourings of pinks and teals. This tumbling wall captures their hues as the rocks seem to fall to the tiny gate of the pathway.
The beaches either side of the island are trimmed with tall woodland and impressive sand dunes and they stretch for miles. And, perhaps because not many people want to walk for literally miles along sand, they are extremely quiet. Even the excited greyhound who bounced around us for the first mile, had to give up the chase and return to his owners. We came across this old boat wreck half way up the deserted sand, covered in seaweed, some dark grey green, some bright emerald shining wet in the sun light. The wood that remained stood like a bottom row of teeth, grinning at the calm blueness of sea and sky.
Green was the colour that day. The colour that shouted loudest and the one I have chosen to use in my sketches from the day……….Green by the sea is different to the green in the garden. It is certainly as vibrant but salty and rugged, rather than fresh and clean. (see my sketches in ‘drawn to design’ post)Continue reading