Since we had to be on the bus at 6:40, a wake-up call came in at 5:30 and breakfast was at 6:00. Not exactly my cup of tea. As soon as we were on the coach, we searched for my ring, and...Carly found it! Yay!
The ferry then left at 8:00 and we arrived in Holyhead, Wales at 11:00. Shortly before arriving, I went up onto the deck for a look at the coastline, which I thought was really nice, but that may be because I haven't been to the coast often enough to tire of the way land meets the sea. I also bought chocolate and the two things I'm beginning to collect from my travels: postcards and phone key chains. The chocolate has now been entirely consumed.
From Holyhead we headed on over to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerchwyrndrobwyll-llantysiliogogogoch, which is the longest place name at least in Europe with 58 letters. That's why everyone refers to it as Llanfairpwllgwy. And because no one has the faintest idea how to pronounce the Welsh. Except maybe the Welsh. Its translation is somewhat longer and takes a bit more breath: "St Mary's church in the hollow of the white hazel near a rapid whirlpool and the church of St Tysilio of the red cave." It's basically a truck stop.
The rest of the trip up to the Manor was passed watching Far, Far and Away with Tom Cruise and some other actors and actresses...Good movie, though!
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