North Shore

North Shore
View of Llandudno from The Little Orme

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Conwy Mussel Men At Work

 On my way back from the Seed Fayre as I was crossing the bridge over the river I noticed that the  Conwy mussel men ( are they called  fishermen ? I must look to see if there is a special name for them.) were hard at work on a pontoon in the middle of the river.

 Having mannually raked the mussels up ( the traditional way of gathering the mussels) from the mussel beds in the estuary, they are then transported to the pontoon where they are sorted ready to be taken to the small cleaning plant on the quayside, which is the white building next to the tower on the quayside in the photo above. It is possible to buy the fresh  mussels from here

This is the view out towards the estuary where the mussel beds are found. The Great Orme can be seen in the background to the right.
 The coastal foot / cycle path follows the coast line all the way from Llandudno to Conwy and makes a really scenic walk.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Conwy Seed Fayre

 Last Monday Conwy was bustling as it was the annual Seed Fayre. The weather was glorious so the streets were already busy at 9am. There were plenty of plant and flower stalls with a super selection..........perhaps too good as I really had to refrain from buying lots more plants. There were also craft, cake, vegetable, honey and jam stalls.

 This stall was also selling some lovely old gardening tools

 This stall sells so many different types of seeds all in labled brown envelopes.......  no mass produced packets to be seen. There are also all types of onion sets, potatoes and then veg plant and berry bushes

So much choice and such a lovely environment to be buying rather than the usual places