Sunday, 27 September 2020

The Second Hill from The Left

 Oh Lord I’m only two nights in and I’ve gone a bit stir crazy 
So I got up, washed my face , packed Bluebell with uniform, food and books and drove to Colwyn Bay where a walk on the Promenade before work was in order
No one at work knows where I live, so to make it easier for them I point across the bay and say my village is under the second hill from the left 
It’s a sixty mile round trip, home -work-home 




The second Hill a little clearer


I walked down the Promenade with the wind stinging my face , then drove to West Shore in Llandudno to watch the Sunset from the beach next to the  hospice grounds.
Sometimes you just need the shock of the cold to remind yourself things are ok.

The wind turbine that powers Porth Eirias, which is a sea sports centre and restaurant in Colwyn Bay
which is a coastal town on the way to Llandudno

Looking West from Colwyn Bay to Llandudno 

The sunset last night from outside the Hospice on West Shore  Llandudno

I will leave you with some followers favourite cafe and bars.......





53 comments:

  1. Barbara Anne12:45 am

    What beautiful surroundings you choose for your time before this night shift. I've found the beach a restorative place - serene, usually quiet, and the endless pattern of the waves is healing.
    I hope this night and the coming night shifts are calm for the benefit of patients and staff. It's good your well supplied with food, books, and your laptop if time allows.
    Remember to breathe.

    Big hugs!

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    1. I have been working with a nice pair of staff , so that helps too

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    2. Barbara Anne3:19 pm

      It does, indeed!

      Hugs!

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  2. Thank you for the photo journey, I feel better. The beach IS so refreshing the sun the day.
    Now for the stinging cold of refreshment. I am heading to the freezer with a squirt bottle of water.
    Hugs , young man ,you are a delight.

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  3. Walking along the coastline watching the rhythm of the tides is one of my favorite past times. You are lucky to live so close to the sea. The rocking of the waves can be very soothing as well as invigorating. I like the constant motion. Tomorrow I will spend the day at the seaside.

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    1. Yes I am lucky, I do take the sea for granted

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  4. It's so rugged and beautiful! And the sunset is stunning. Sixty miles per day - no wonder you're knackered when you get home. Oh, I saw a Welsh terrier in the street near my place yesterday! They're pretty rare here. She looked just like Mary.

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  5. May you walk in beauty and peace, always.

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  6. I love your pictures and especially that sunset! The view you have from work is amazing!

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    1. It’s a pity the hospice is on a road surrounded by houses
      It has a large hedge around it for privacy , so the views from inside are limited

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  7. The turbine is a rather unusual shape.

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  8. It's good to see where our 'friends' go for their coffee/beers.

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    1. Yes the bars all have a similar feel

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  9. It is soothing to live so close to the sea.

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  10. Lovely North Wales pictures. Poor Old Bluebell - a sixty mile round trip commute is a long way. The miles must be mounting up. When did you last get her serviced?

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    1. Regularly YP , IM LUCKY my nephew is a mechanic and owns a garage
      She is due in a couple of weeks for her MOT

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    2. Oh that's good. You certainly are lucky!

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  11. We had a long weekend in the not so Grand hotel a couple of years ago and loved it there.

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  12. That sunset is perfect John and I would have thought a wonderful comfort to anyone in your hospice. We all go stir crazy at times - your answer seems the perfect antidote.

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  13. Such a pretty area, we need to spend more time, next time, the Castle Hotel in Conwy was very grand.

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    1. There are some lovely hotels in Llandudno
      Have a look at the Osborne house web site

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  14. Thanks for sharing all the great views. No wonder you're exhausted. On top of long, physically and mentally exhausting shifts, you have to add more than an hour to either end! Still, it looks like a beautiful drive (in good weather -- how often do you GET good weather?) that could help you unwind.

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    1. Good weather? Lol this isn’t Spain x

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  15. A good walk by water works wonders

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  16. I'm impressed with how much energy you have. My old bones couldn't do half the things you do. Btw, I like the stylish wind turbine.

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    1. My 58 year old bones.....have their creaks

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  17. Wow, I don't think I realized your commute was so far. That's quite a view from the bay back toward your village. And a very windy-looking sea!

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  18. John, I'm forever impressed by how you elevate the day-to-day.

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  19. The photos are wonderfull! Thank you

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  20. My daughters are planning to move their families from California to Wales and want us to move too. Would that crowd of Americans (11 people) overwhelm a Welsh village?
    I’d prefer to live inland where there isn’t the constant sound of the sea. Where we live now, it is a 15 mile drive to town. Many people in California drive over an hour to get to work. How long does your 30 mile trip take?

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  21. I went to a Wedding in Llanbedra 30 something years ago staying at a hotel and don't know which one and went to the Welsh brides house and all I remember were the wooden Welsh spoons hanging on the wall near the fireplace x( oh and a walk along a walkway near the sea) x

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  22. Sahara is my contribution to John's favourite cafés invitation and is in Norwich. It is run by North Africans from Algeria, is open during the daytime only, and does not serve alcohol. They serve North African food, peppermint teas, strong coffees, and pastries and are very welcoming.

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    1. It's lovely Rachel. I remember you writing about it. It's nice to see it.

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  23. Yorkshire Liz8:14 pm

    All you hve felt in the past few days are all a part of rebooting your systems, John. Perfectly natural if not comfortable. And if it is any help or comfort, my daughter is doing a 150 mile round trip every day for the NHS. You are not alone!

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  24. I live far from any ocean so I always enjoy the lovely views of water that many of my favorite bloggers from England and Scotland post. That sunset is gorgeous!

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  25. Enjoyed the photos . . .
    Quite the drive to work.
    Nice to treat yourself to some pleasant sites, views,
    skies before your Hospice hours.

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