Steven Dutch, Professor Emeritus, Natural and Applied Sciences, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay
|The ferry comes ashore on the isle of Anglesey, which geologists
know from the mineral "anglesite" (PbSO4), which
is found in the lead mines there.
My mental image of the place was a barren rockpile, which it obviously isn't.
|Approaching the mainland, we see the rugged mountains of north Wales|
|Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerchwyrdrobwllllantysiliogogogoch give or
take a few syllables.
My spell-checker melted down after typing this in.
Quick: name a word with four consecutive "l's"
This sign was of interest because I grew up near Bangor, Maine. The story goes that Bangor was originally going to be called Sunbury, but when the official party filed for incorporation, a minister in the group was humming a hymn called "Bangor." When the clerk asked for the name, the minister absent-mindedly answered "Bangor." So the story goes.
There are 11 towns of this name in the U.S. Others are in Alabama, California, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan ,New York ,Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
|Left and below: Views on the north coast of Wales|
|Chester is famous for its black and white half-timbered architecture. Although it looks very old, most of it is Victorian.|
|Below: the arch and clock commemorate Queen Victoria's visit.|
|Left and below: the cathedral|
|A singing group from Liverpool achieved some fame a while back.
Liverpool is a rather American-looking city, and we only had an overnight stop here so we actually didn't see a great deal.
Created 3 July 1998, Last Update