Monday, August 15, 2022

Holyhead, Wales

 Our typical plan of getting off the ship and into a cab did not happen in Holyhead. First, we had to tender to land, and there were literally no taxis, anywhere to be found.

We decided to walk into "town" and see if we could get one there. Nope! The town has pretty much dried up and blown away.

We stumbled across St. Cybi's Church, where there was a random gentleman handing out pamphlets, and historical information. He had some interesting facts about the Vikings, but I'll be darned if I could understand half of what he was saying!

There were christenings going on in the church, so we were unable to go inside.

After wandering the grounds, and looking at some of the graves, we decided to walk back towards the ship and an old fort and castle that were within walking distance.

Fortunately for us, there was a tour van that was dropping some people off in town, and the gal with the tour offered us a ride back to the start of the path towards the fort and castle. 

It was a total bonus and made it possible for me to be able to make the trek.

I do not know the history behind the castle and fort, but it is totally abandoned and makes me wonder if it was just a tourist type of attraction at some point, as it is just sitting there empty, with barbed wire all around.

The tower and fort area look authentic and old, but there were no signs for any of those structures, either.

All in all, there isn't much to Holyhead, and had we known there would be no taxis, we may have found another way to travel further inland, but since we are trying really hard to stay away from "crowds" the bus option wasn't at the top of our list.

Hopefully, tomorrow there will be more options in Greenock.

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