Posted by: Geoff | March 26, 2015

Blue sky


Looking from our shop on the pier yesterday afternoon towards the Great Orme.

The building visible on the left is opposite where the toll is now collected for vehicles wanting to go around Marine Drive, and below is an excerpt taken from Old Llandudno with regard to Marine Drive:

The first route round the perimeter of the Great Orme was a footpath constructed in 1858 by Reginald Cust a Trustee of the Mostyn Estate. In 1872 the Great Ormes Head Marine Drive Co. Ltd. was formed to turn the path into a carriage road. Following bankruptcy, a second company completed the road in 1878. The contractors for the scheme were Messrs Hughes, Morris, Davies, a consortium led by Richard Hughes of Madoc Street, Llandudno. The road was bought by Llandudno Urban District Council in 1897.



  1. Look at the big blue sky!

  2. Lovely day ova there yesterday. You could have done with that blue sky friday for the eclipse..great shot if the Orme it does look like a sleeping snake/ alligators head at the end tho. šŸ™‚

  3. Seems kind of sad to me that there’s a toll to drive along the Marine Drive. Hmmmm.

  4. It looks like a perfect day for a drive around the Great Orme.

  5. It looks like it was a great day to be visiting you on the pier!

  6. That’s interesting, I tend to forget that roads have a history too!

    P.S.: send some blue over!

  7. I think this is one of the most scenic drives in Britain. Love it.

  8. so cool to have this view every day all day What kind of shop do you have?

    • We are into our ninth year or there now, selling my photographs.

  9. A vision in blue.

  10. I think you have a never-ending supply of nice views. šŸ™‚

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