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North Wales Coast Path, day 7

May 7, 2017 0 Comments
North Wales Coast Path, day 7

We’re quite a crowd, today, six of us.  Enough to cause anxiety, with our clompy boots and bulky rucksacks, to anyone encountering us on the Coast Path.  As well as M we have two other guestwalkers, Ca, and M-A, who’s waiting for us at Conwy station.  A misunderstanding in the café nearby gives us one […]

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North Wales Coast Path, day 6

May 6, 2017 0 Comments
North Wales Coast Path, day 6

Guestwalker M joins the three of us today. Together we walk down to the railway station at Pensarn and wait for the train.  It’s a cool, dark day, with a threat of rain.  A few yellow-jacketed workers make sporadic attempts to relieve the glumness and dereliction of the place.  We catch the train, change at Llandudno […]

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North Wales Coast Path, day 5

May 5, 2017 0 Comments
North Wales Coast Path, day 5

In sunny Flint C and I make for a recommended café in Church Street, Yr Hen Lys.  It deserves the praise.  The coffee is good and the bara brith even better.  Back over the railway line, we make for the castle, only glimpsed the day before.  A silhouette sculpture – Flintshire has dozens of them, […]

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North Wales Coast Path, day 4

May 3, 2017 0 Comments
North Wales Coast Path, day 4

Today is industry day.  We’re back in Talacre, after a pair of slow bus rides, and plan to reach Flint.  It’s even colder this morning – it sleets for a time later – and we’re dressed as if for the Norwegian Arctic.  This time we do call in at Lola and Suggs for a coffee.  […]

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North Wales Coast Path, day 3

May 3, 2017 0 Comments
North Wales Coast Path, day 3

Rhyl in the rain is no fun.  We’ve arrived from Abergele on the no.12 bus to find the connecting service has just pulled out of the bus station, five minutes before it should have.  We take to the depressed streets in the hope of finding refreshement, and just as hope fades and we’re beginning to […]

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North Wales Coast Path, day 2

May 2, 2017 0 Comments
North Wales Coast Path, day 2

I’ve always had a soft spot for Llandudno, despite its pretensions and its appeal to royalty, domestic and foreign.  It has many attractions: the languid curve of its bay bookended by the two Ormes, its numerous coffee shops, its graceful shopping arcades, its pride in whitewashed tidiness, the splendour of the Mostyn Art Gallery, the […]

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North Wales Coast Path, day 1

May 1, 2017 0 Comments
North Wales Coast Path, day 1

Caravans and coasts go together like Morecambe and Wise.  It’s seldom that we walk a day on the Wales Coast Path without seeing at least a few caravans.  But the coastal strip between Pensarn and Rhyl, our gentle afternoon introduction to the north Wales coast, is so caravan-saturated that, on the top of a double-decker […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 11

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 11

Same journey, same start point, but we’re now down to three, C, H and me, for our last day in southern Llŷn.  Llanengan seems a bit busier than yesterday, though it’s a quieter place than it was when lead was mined here (a chimney still stands above the village).  We walk down to Porth Neigwl, […]

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Gwynedd Coast Path, day 10

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Path, day 10

M has arrived from Yorkshire to join the three of us for today’s almost-circular clifftop walk.  We start with the same introduction as yesterday, train to Pwllheli (same affable guard), and the Berwyn bus towards Abersoch (same wild career along single track roads).  But this time we get off early, in the small village of […]

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Gwynedd Coast Pay, day 9

July 11, 2016 0 Comments
Gwynedd Coast Pay, day 9

The heavy rain is back.  By the time C and I have walked to Criccieth station we’re already drenched.  No one else’s waiting for the train to Pwllheli.  Birmingham International, the destination in the other direction, seems a more sensible choice today.  The boarded-up station building carries murals of children on the beach, butterflies and […]

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