Beam me up !
Over 40,000 people in the UK claim to have be 'abducted' by Aliens. In comparison, over 4 million Americans claim the same thing has happened to them.
Quite why an alien intelligence who has managed to cover several milion light years to get to earth would want to make contact with some twerp wandering around on a Welsh mountainside after dark is beyond me. Takes all sorts, I suppose.
The Great Orme (or Alien Heathrow if you prefer) is a small mountain (big hill then if you prefer) that lies behind the town. It is included in the list of top ten sites for alien abduction in the UK. This list does however include Lewisham and Walthamstow - adding little to it's credence.
You can find a small exhibition about alien abductions in the 'summit' complex on the top of the great Orme - just sandwiched between the themed boxing pub and the gift shop.
Beware of seagulls :)
They are absolutely fabulous. They fly over your head... well, you understand the risk :))
But I’m not talking about that, lol. Nicke said they are so cheeky that can steal the food directly from your hands. We were eating fishes&chips and had to be very careful and look up.
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Dive bombing Seagulls!
Don't let this innocent picture fool you.
They are mad! especially for your butties
Hundreds of people sit on the promenade throughout the year. The seagulls are a menance. If you eat sandwiches, or fish and chips - the birds could swoop down and grab it.
This might seem amusing until it has happened to you. They can be dangerous and I have seen some nasty injuries.
The town council discourage anyone feeding the birds. Be warned!
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the only dangers
the only dangers i can think of are
1, the traffic but that goes for most places
2, if on the beach's make sure you know when the tide times as if you go walking you may get traped on the rock by the little orme
3, which goes for the westshore as well you can get a tide time table from the tourist information center in Llandudno
1-2 Stryd Capel,
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God damn these animals were so bad I had to make a complaint to the local council - not something I've ever done before. You'll be absolutely fine if you don't have any food - this isn't The Birds or anything. But if you have some food they will track you through the streets, skipping from street light to street light, waiting for the opportunity to pounce.
They have different tactics: sneaky bag attacks, where they pinch food from open bags, or tear through thin plastic with their beaks. They attack alone, flying into your face and trying to startle you. The worst is when they attack in packs - then they get really aggressive.
I made the mistake of trying to eat fish and chips on the promenade. I could see them watching me, and one even flew in close, but I didn't take it seriously. They are just birds. But as soon as I walked onto the beach front, dozens of them flew in for the kill. One slammed into my hand with its beak, knocking the chips from my hand. Others landed on my girlfriend's hand, clawing and pecking at her.
Children are the most vulnerable - as an adult you can fend one or two off, but kids can't. I saw one being chased for the ice-cream in her hand. Another had their bag attacked. I even read in a paper about a kid getting hospitalised because a seagull decided to steal his ice-cream as he ate it, and stuck its beak in his eye.
While the council is hamstrung by regulation (the RSPCA have made sure it's illegal to kill seagulls), you can do your bit. No, I don't mean kill them yourself. You'll get a huge fine for doing that. Instead, DO NOT FEED THEM UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. Their lack of fear of humans is because of people feeding them out of their hands. They grow up to think that all humans want to give them their food.
No toilets after 5pm
All of the public toilets close at 5pm. Shame on the Gwynedd council for not making the effort for visitors, are they still living in the 19th century?
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