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Ireland Trip - Day 1 - Wales

N 53.29418°, W 04.63252°


Rain; rain and wind. That about sums up the day. Heading west across the Pennines saw the first spots of rain which quickly turned into a full-on howling headwind and an entire wall of water from an Atlantic weather front. The further west we got, the worse the weather became.

By the time we reached Holyhead it was getting dark, I reckon the dismal conditions stole the best part of an hour's daylight. All we had time to do was find a hidey-hole (coordinates) and hunker down. The very last of the 'daylight' brought sightings of good numbers of lesser black-backed gulls, greylag geese, and a glimpse of an unidentifiable wader that was just too skulking to get the bins on.

As the evening progressed the wind continued to increase to the point of rocking the truck. Not looking good for Seasick Steve...

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