The main attraction for me is the Visitors' Centre which provides excellent information in the form of film and interactive displays. I learn a lot about the local history, geology and wildlife.
|The usual display board of an information centre|
|Great Orme as seen at the visitors' centre|
|Anglesey in the distance|
|Old limestone quarry|
|close-up of the quarry|
|An oncoming tram in the distance on the left|
|Old copper mine|
|Plant life on Great Orme|
|Llandudno in the distance|
|This picture and the following are all views from the tram|
|Punch and Judy on the promenade|
|Pier and Grand Hotel|
|Another grand building|
|full length of the pier|
|Little Orme on the right of the pier|
|Great Orme on the left of the pier|
|Building at the far end of the pier|
Walking back on the pier it was quite hot in the sun and this called for an icecream. I nearly lost my thumb and the icecream to a greedy seagull. They are huge and are after anything they can eat, but.... it didn't get my icecream. I was left with a hole in the cone though and with a slightly sore thumb.
After that it was time to walk back to the tram stop weren't I to miss the last tram up. I was on time, but so were scores of other travellers and we had a forty (!) minutes wait to get a seat. Lucky I was on my own and when a group of five failed to secure a seat as a group I could move on an get the last one. Saved myself another 20 minutes wait. :-)
|Trig point at the summit|
|I am not good at selfies obviously :-)|
|Sculpture at the summit|
Back at the summit I went and found two geocaches:
Great Orme Summit
Great Orme Summit Earthcache
For the earthcache I had to take a picture of myself as proof that I had been there and answer a few questions, one of which involved the rock in the picture.
Both caches asked for a fair bit of walking, and although it was quite windy at the summit, it was also very hot and I longed for a cuppa. I wasn't the only one, but it wasn't extremely busy and I found a nice spot with a good view to enjoy my coffee and cake.
As I had walked enough for the day I declined to go for a walk with Chris and Dylan....