Saturday, 10 September 2011

Saturday Steps, The Place With Two Bridge's

"come on mom, dad, where are we?" 

"in all the times we have been coming to Anglesy we have never taken a walk to the Menai Bridge."

"is that it?"
   "No George that's a mud bank!"

"Oh Look I see it"

"no that's not the one we are going to today, you are looking at the Robert Stephenson's "Britannia Bridge" he was the son of GEORGE Stephernson the famous locomotivie engineer the bridge was officially opened on the 5th March 1850"

"It must be this one"
"yes George, come on lets take a closer look" 

"Looks big to me, so what can you tell me about it?"

"This is Thomas Telfords Supension Bridge, commonly know as the Menai Bridge. It was completed and opened on 30th Jan 1826, it was the first iron suspension bridge of its kind in the world.

"Heck it is big!!!"
"It had to be this tall to allow for the height of the ships passing under it, I think the arches are around 100 feet"

"Can we go under it and have alook at the other side"
"course we can, but you'll fine its still as big!!"

"are we going to walk across it?"
"I surpose so, as thats why we have come"
"But mom you don't like going over bridges, do yea"  
"Arr no, but its been here since 1826 so I think it will be safe, and I want to take some photo's, so I will have to get over my fear!! "

"Dad I feel a zoomie coming on"

 "gotch George, slow down its so hot you'll be sick"

"OK I do feel a bit giddy"

"Stop messing around you two lets see if we can find somewhere for a drink"

"look mom this is a little house with steps"

"this is more like it, a pub did you ask them for some water for me"
"Course I did George"


"you know mom I'm not feeling to good, after that zoomie and it is soo hot, I'll stop here and look after dad,
you go and take some photos"

"Ok George but sometimes I do think you and dad are in cahoots just to get another drink in"
"hang on I heard that, me and my boy never, go on we will see if you can get across the bridge!!"

"OK I'm back, I went half way across,  two halfs make a whole bridge"

"Well done mom, we got a drink in for yea"


Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

That suspension bridge is BEAUTIFUL... butt the most INTERESTING thingy in this post is the FURST PICTURE... where you are comin down the steps on your Front Paws!! Now HOWEVER do you do THAT ONE????

Stewey said...

Beautiful and informative post!!

Patrice said...

Better watch those ZOOMIES in the hot weather! Miss you, dear George!

Amber DaWeenie said...

George, you look so little standin' next to dat big bridge!

rottrover said...

Beautiful photos, George!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

George mi man,

Your mum and my mum are BOTH AFRAID OF HEIGHTS and bridges! When she was in Paris, my mum promised to climb the Eiffel Tower. Guess what...yep. She chickened out. SHEESH! At least YOUR MUM has the sense to know that this bridge has been around a LONG TIME, and just because she's on it, it isn't going to collapse! BUT MY MUM thinks that the Eiffel Tower is going to buckle when she is on it! PEEPS, I tell you.......


Rubie and Poots (her Mum) said...

That's a great place to be...very pretty and the bridge is beautiful. Too bad you overdid yourself and then were too tired to get on it.....silly!

I was on a bridge in my post too ..... so snap with your mum!!

See Ya bro', Tail Wuggles, Rubie.

meowmeowmans said...

Those were some great steps, George! We love coming to your blog and following along on your adventures. :)

Cranberry Morning said...

What a massive and gorgeous bridge, George. I would love to see it in person...with you as my guide, of course! :-)

Pippen said...

George! That is a totally awesome bridge! We can't believe how big it is. Thanks for taking us with you to check it out.

Sam and Pippen

Wyatt said...

Thanks for showing us that bridge, George! Glad you got to stop at the pub for all your effort :)

Stanzie sends her love, she is getting all giddy about your barkday coming up :)


Berts Blog said...

Whew I am glad you didnt get too exhausted from the heat. We have to be careful, us four legged, zumie lovin critters.

Thanks for the tour...My Vickie loves seeing new places. What a great bridge.


Anonymous said...

Oh George Mom and I just loved the bridge. It is so very beautiful. Mom says it is a true feet of engineering. I tried to tell her the bridge don't have a thing to do with feet or trains but she never listens!

Glad you were able to get in another pint with your Dad! Have a grrrreat weekend George!

woos, Tessa

houndstooth said...

That bridge is fantabulous! I'm totally impressed! You find the coolest stuff!


Bouncing Bertie said...

Hard to know which is more handsome George, you or Telford's bridge!

verobirdie said...

At first I thought, ships passing under it?.! What ships. And then, with he view aken from the bridge, I understood! Btw, I love that picture. Thanks for going all the way and taking it.

Molly the Airedale said...

What a fabulous bridge! It makes you look teeny, George! Beautiful photos!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Taryn said...

George, your mum certainly captured the beauty of that bridge! Very stunning photos and also a nice new header, too!

Are these places you visit close to home or do you travel long distances to see them?

Rose H (UK) said...

Great piccies George! Mom is SO brave to walk on the bridge - I shut my eyes when I'm in the car going over it! (Passenger, of course)
You love your zoomies don't you? Looks like you all had a grand time on Anglesey - good job you stayed with Dad to look after him, you never know what kind of trouble he'd get into otherwise!
Lots of love
Auntie Rose xx

Moth said...

Great pictures of that bridge George - and the ones of you of course! I love zoomies too but not when its too hot.Then I'd rather lie down and snooze - love from Magic x

Eileen said...

George, as always they are fab photos.

I can also say that in all the times we have been to Anglesey we have never taken a walk to the Menai Bridge.

love from Amber and Annie xx

Louise said...

I love bridges! A very interesting post!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Hi George
I love to LOOK at bridges, but like your mum, I too am afraid of heights. I would however, love to go on a walk with you, mum and dad. Since that is not possible, I wish to thank you for taking me along right here...
I am so happy you enjoyed meeting little Ruby... I think she may have
had more than her share of TEA... Still sleeping.
You are a very lucky lad to have such wonderful people in your life like mum and dad.
See you next week

Peggy Frezon said...

That looks really high up! Good for you for overcoming your fear to get out there. I don't like heights either. But you got some pretty shots there!

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Hi George, you have the most amazing adventures. That bridge looks so old and beautiful. It made you look like a tiny little squirt. Its always good to stop and have a drink. No worries, and love, Stella

Michelle said...

So good to see you George. My son and I enjoyed your adventure!

Scooter said...

Hey George!
Wow, fabulous trip as always! That bridge is totally pawesome and the view is amazing! Glad you got a drink and are feeling better. Wonderful pix!
Grr and Woof,
Sarge, COP

My Mind's Eye said...

WEll done George another excellent Saturday post. Thanks for sharing your beautiful country with us.
Hugs Madi

Asta said...


Glad you finally found the bwidge, but when I saw you doing those zoomies, something told me, you'd be too pooped and hot and thiwsty
(well, I would have been fow suwe)
thank dog that even mowe than bwidges and steps, thewe seem to be unending welcoming pubs awound to wefwesh you on youw adventoowes
well done!!! two halves do make a whole and it is a magnificent bwidge
smoochie kisses

Anonymous said...

Great photos of that awesome bridge your Mom took George! Such interesting angles. Beautiful bay below. Wow :D

Worked out pretty well for you and your Dad at the pub eh? ;) Thinkin you two are peas in a pod BOL :D

Waggin at ya,

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

To my two sweet friends,

Thank you for coming to visit for my 9/11 post. We must always embrace each other, and YOU TWO are so special to us...we love you.


Bella and Ollie said...

What a beautiful bridge, it's so big !

The Thuglets said...

George another amazing adventure.

we think you look extremely handsome in that particular bandana.

Big nose Pokes
The Thugletsx

Ryker said...

Hey George,
Thank your mom for being brave and going out on that bridge for us and snapping all those great photos. It is so pretty there with the village and boats on the water. Thanks for sharing!

Alien said...

Hmm. I think I flew over that bridge once.

Great photos!


Chicco said...

hello George, sorry my absence.
Well, i always love your trips, this bridge is amazing!!!!! So nice photos!!!
Have a nice day.
Woof, woof,


Road Dog Tales said...

What an awesome view from atop that bridge! Thanks to your Mom for sharing that! You've got some pretty cool bridges over there, George. Wish they built them like that over here. We've still got a couple of local draw bridges, which seemed neat and quaint when we first moved here, but can be a bit annoying when you've got places to go and some day sailor needs to get his too tall mast through the bridge. We're working on an invention for a retractable mast :) Glad you got a pint (of water!) after all those zoomies.

The Road Dogs

J_on_tour said...

Glad you had fun with the bridge George. I could do it all again too after my memories of it this year.