SH5269 : Menai Strait from Plas Newydd

taken 3 months ago, near to Llanedwen, Isle of Anglesey/Sir Ynys Mon, Great Britain

Menai Strait from Plas Newydd
Menai Strait from Plas Newydd
Taken from the formal garden.
The following shared description is provided by N Chadwick.
Menai Straits
The Menai Strait (Welsh: Afon Menai, the "River Menai") is a narrow stretch of shallow tidal water about 25 km long, which separates the island of Anglesey from the mainland of Wales.
The strait is bridged in two places the main A5 road is carried over the strait by Thomas Telford's suspension bridge, the first of its kind, opened in January 1826, and adjacent to this is Robert Stephenson's 1850 Britannia Tubular Bridge. Between the two bridge crossings there is a small island in the middle of the strait, Ynys Gorad Goch, on which are built a house and outbuildings and around which are the significant remains of fish traps, no longer used.
The differential tides at the two ends of the strait cause very strong currents to flow in both directions through the strait at different times, creating dangerous conditions. One of the most dangerous areas of the strait is known as the Swellies (or Swillies Welsh Pwll Ceris) between the two bridges. Here rocks near the surface cause over-falls and local whirlpools, which can be of considerable danger in themselves and cause small boats to founder on the rocks.
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Date Taken
Saturday, 19 October, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 26 October, 2019
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Country estates  Estuary, Marine 
Place (from Tags)
Plas Newydd  Menai Strait 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5227 6939 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:12.0601N 4:12.7878W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 5209 6965
View Direction
Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Anglesey  National Trust Property  Ornamental Garden 

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