The Boat to Bardsey
Saturday 31st July 1999
Drove through the night from South East Wales to North West Wales to catch the boat from the Llyn peninsula across the sea to Bardsey Island.
Bardsey Island August 1999
Nick, Luke, Alex, Janie and myself assemble outside Luke's house ready for the off.
All packed up and ready to go...
A quick stop over in the usual spor near Rhayader.
Arrive at Pwllheli, and attempt to get a bit of sleep before we have to go to the harbour.
Nick starts loading up the trollies at Pwllheli harbour.
This dog showed great interest in Nick, maybe it was the hat?
Luke and Alex present the luggage.
Time for a quick music break...
Loading up the boat.
The good ship Highlander, our transport to the island.
The Highlander again.
Myself and Nick leave Pwllheli harbour by boat, while Luke Janie and Alex go off to get breakfast.
Another picture of the boat drawing out of the harbour.
Nick on the boat.
John on the boat.
Nick on the boat (again).
A piece of coast inbetween Pwllheli and Aberdaron.
Nick yet again on the boat.
The boat arrives at the little cove near Aberdaron, where we pick up Luke, Alex, Janie and the rest of the passengers.
While we wait for the other passengers to turn up, a fisherman collects his lobster pots.
Another view of the cove.
The dinghy that brings passengers from the cove to the boat.
Alex musters a quick sea shanty...
Everyone is now aboard, ready to set off.
Errrr, some sea.
First sighting of Bardsey!
Nearing the island...
The island again...
Quick view of the lighthouse, just before the boat pulls into the harbour.
The remains of St Marys Abbey.
My room in Ty Nant.
Luke unpacks his things...
Possibly the only picture in existence of the attic in Ty Nant.
A view of Ty Capel and the chapel.
St Marys again.
Nick and Janie relax in the garden behind Ty Nant.
A view down on the houses as I commence the week's first ascent of the mountain (Mynyth Ennli).
A standard view down across the island towards the lighthouse from near the top of Mynyth Enlli.
The summit of Mynyth Enlli (well, more or less).
A view back towards the mainland.
Another view across the island.
Dinner time! A distinctly french meal if I recall correctly.
Weather on the island can change very rapidly, as demonstrated by the sudden mist seen here.
A sheep on a wall.
A quick walk down to the coast before we all go home and have an early night.