Politics in the Islands: Anglesey
I've spent the last week trying to speak to people on 5 live that we don't get on the radio very often. With the elections to the devolved administrations in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales coming up in less than three weeks now, I thought I would look into what people make of devolution when they live just about as far away from their national capital as it is possible to get, and still be in the country.
The Royal Wedding
The first thing that is striking here is conversations aren't dominated by the elections - but by the Royal wedding.
People here regard William and Kate as their own. Prince William works at RAF Valley on Anglesey and there's speculation that the couple may live here after they're married at the end of this month.
And there is a whole range of tea towels available...
But politics on Anglesey is fascinating. One wry observer of the local political scene told me that to call Anglesey politics a dog's dinner does a disservice to man's best friend.
The Welsh Assembly has had to appoint outsiders - known as "commissioners" - to run Anglesey Council, after years of infighting. But the Welsh Assembly itself feels very distant from here. It's 200 miles away. To put that into context, it's 270 miles to London from here. So the Welsh Assembly Government subsidises an airlink between Anglesey and Cardiff. It costs taxpayers £1.2million a year. Some see it as a complete waste of public money. Others see it as a vital way of binding Wales together.
Many people here are very passionate about being Welsh - and speaking Welsh. Welsh can be heard, and seen, everywhere - and not just in official documents and road signs...
...but also on cash machines.
It's thought around two thirds of the population here use Welsh on a day-to-day basis at home, in shops, and in the pub.
There's a real sense of patriotism here on Angelsey. The Welsh flag is displayed prominantly on the island.
My island hopping adventure ends here. By the time I get to Westminster, I will have clocked up just under 2,000 miles in a week, without leaving the UK. I am struck by the different outlook on each island towards devolution.
The devolved administrations in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland have to wrestle with the paradoxes associated with some of their voters being very isolated from their national capital. Technology and expectations mean isolation isn't what it used to be. And yet for many it is as appealing as it ever was. The battle for devolved government to be seen as relevant on its geographical fringes hasn't been conclusively won yet.If you've missed any bits of my trip on Drive and Up All Night, you can catch up on the BBC News website. I'll also be posting some photos of my travels on the 5 live blog. And on Twitter: @chrismasonbbc
Chris Mason is 5 live's political reporter.