Bangor - Holyhead

I took this trip with @geekyjames a while back, we also visited Holyhead Lifeboat while we were there. I've always wanted to go to Holyhead, not sure why - I think it's just one of those corners of the UK that needs to be ticked off. The station at Holyhead is directly adjacent to the Ferry terminal and (unsurprisingly) almost all of the passengers headed this way when we arrived. BangortoHolyhead

Tholyhead_1he Wales North Coast Line is jointly operated by Arriva Trains Wales and Virgin Trains. Arriva run stopping services towards Cardiff Central, Birmingham, Maesteg, Shrewsbury. Virgin run intercity services via Chester towards London Euston.

The line isn't electrified so Virgin can only run the 221 Super Voyagers to Holyhead,however they have been known to use the Pendolino sets led by a diesel unit.

Holyhead Lifeboat

What to do when in Bangor, Wales? Go and see Holyhead Lifeboat of course!holyhead_lifeboat The boat was spotlessly clean and very prominent in the small marina. To get to the marina involved a 10 minute walk from the train station, which was pretty cold for February. We weren't able to get up close as the boat is moored on a private pontoon but luckily it was within picture distance. The vessel is named Christopher Pearce and was launched new in 2003 to replace the previous Arun Class named "Kenneth Thelwall".