Hello from Wales.
I’ve got time for a quick update, so here goes:
So far so good! I managed to get (briefly) lost on the way here again, though in the end it turned out I wasn’t lost at all, I just needed to carry on the road another mile to realise I was on track. Once I got to Llandudno I dropped off my clothes in the holiday cottage before heading to Bangor, to deliver Bens new Canon-350D and store a few items. We ended up going to a beach in Anglesey with a few of his friends, which was cool. We also got to experiment with the new camera, and yes - I’m seriously envious.
It rained on the Sunday so I didn’t get out, but Monday night I took a long walk around Llandudno, and got most of the way up the Great Orme, which is where I finally realised ‘I live here now!’ and also ‘am I really this unfit?!’ as I sat down on a rock nursing aching legs. It’s a beautiful sight from up there, the sun going down behind you and the shadow of the mini-mountain cast over the town. The types of light you get here are amazing, from warm bronze sunsets to pastel blue mornings. I can’t wait to see a descent thunderstorm. You can see the East and West shores from the Orme too, and the air was clear enough to see (clearly) an oil rig on the skyline, with it’s flame burning brightly, and the off-shore wind-farm too.
I’ve yet to find the Laundrette, that’s my task for tonight, but otherwise I’m surviving quite happily. There will be photos once I’ve settled into the flat and got myself a net connection.
And with that, I am going to get back to work!