Written By Nola Liu, William and Mary, Class of 2014
Despite our traveling difficulties, we were all very excited to finally arrive at Bangor University. Hours of waiting and jet-lag exhaustion behind us, today was a fresh start to our adventures in North Wales! The group photo below is taken near the School of Ocean Sciences, which is located on the island of Anglesey in the town of Menai Bridge. The body of water behind us is the Menai Strait (the one that has a 6 meter tidal range). Also note that the rocks are covered in Lichen: hopefully someone will talk more about that later.
With a warm and hearty [Wales] breakfast (read: baps, beans, doorstops, and sausages) in our bellies, we were able to tour some of the labs at the School of Ocean Sciences. We toured one lab that held class for over 90 students, which was the largest class lab I have seen yet.
We didn’t expect the 3 hour hike (to the beach and back), but we enjoyed passing through woods, salt marshes, and dunes. Along the way, of course, we stopped to identify various flora and fauna.