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Walk to the Anglesea pillar.

and rickety the donkies themselves are little and very shaggy Their collars are made of straw and their other gears of ropes with always a woman or boy for a driver.
I drew some of them along with other things which I was able to see from the window.
Saturday and Sunday I spent in the house my cold not permitting me to go out.
Monday May 5th. Went to Garth Terrace about half a mile from Bangor where we concluded our bargain for the lodgings in one of a row of five houses which are close on the Menai Straits with only a little garden between them and the water. Afterwards we went to the town where we bought a pair of shoes for mother and myself we then went home and took dinner after which we took a walk to the island of Anglesea to see the Anglesea pillar erected to the honour of the Marquis of Anglesea for his diligence in the battle of Waterloo. It is situated on a rocky hill and from it we had a view of the straits and the Tubular and Menai bridges. On our way to the column we crossed the latter of these two bridges it is a suspension bridge and celebrated for its great wire being one hundread feet above high water mark. and 1715 feet in length. We also saw the Tubular bridge celebrated for its great strength. It if for the London and Holyhead railroad to cross the

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straits by. Tuesday Wednesday and Thursday we spent in exploring the country round getting many fine views of the mountains and bay of Beaumaris and also Penhrin Castle from a hill on the east side of Bangor. 
Friday May 9th Went to Mrs. Roberts and mother went with her to the market to get something for dinner but would see nothing but meat butter and eggs there being no more vegetables than she could carry home in a basket.
From the fifth to the twenty second of May the time was spent in making little excurtions in various directions in the vicinity of Bangor, such as to the slate quarries, Beaumaris, the Menai Bridges.

Not being able to see the country to advantage when making our excursions in a car, we determined to try walking in order that we might stop to sketch, or go on when ever we pleased. we accordingly started on the afternoon of the twenty second of May for Tyn'y Mais.
We went round by the lower and shipping part of Bangor which is a quaint oldfashi[[insertion]] o [[/insertion]] ned looking part of the town, making an ascent we passed the Penrhyn Arms hotel one of the largest and most ostentatious looking hotels we had seen since our arrival. Some distance beyond we came
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