Monday, 18 June 2012

Saturday and Sunday

Saturday was a bit of a washout again, and all we did was go to the Lidl in Porthmadog to do some food shopping. The carpark there was flooded, being ankle deep in the middle, but thankfully the edges were still useable.

The rest of the day was spent back at the flat chilling out, reading, colouring, and surfing the net.

By Saturday late evening, the rain had virtually stopped, and the wind had calmed down, meaning the sea was much gentler. We went to bed with high hopes for Sunday.

We awoke to glorious sunshine, calm seas, and a beautiful day. We had already decided that we were going to try to have lunch out, so headed out onto the Llyn Peninsula to see what we could find.

Driving through Pwlhelli, we made our way through beautiful countryside to Abersoch. This is little more than a village, but it has the benefit of being right on the coast. There are plenty of surf type shops there, along with a few pubs, and we chose to go to "St. Tudwells's Inn". We had a very pleasant lunch there, gammon again, and enjoyed watching the world go by outside.

We had parked the car near to the beach, and on the way back I was able to take a few photos of the wonderful view.

Back on the road again, we made our way towards Aberdaron, which is pretty much as far West as you can go without going down farmer's tracks. This turned out to be a tiny village with just a pub and a couple of shops, but it was packed with people, so we took the sharp left turn up onto the narrow coast road, which wound and twisted its way, up and down steep hills, until we came to the National Trust property "Plas yn Rhiw", which is a small house with stunning gardens that had been saved from ruin by two sisters in the early 1900's.

It was a compact house, but very well laid out as though they were still living there, and it was very interesting. Their beds seemed tiny and very low to the ground - they couldnt have been very comfortable!

The view from the gardens across the bay is lovely. The photo of the two of us was taken in the gardens with the help of the small "Gorillapod" tripod that i keep in my bag these days - a very useful bit of kit!

More narrow roads through incredible views brought us to Morfa Nefyn on the Northern coast of the peninsula. Again, this offered us lovely views of the coast that just begged to be photographed.

I also used this opportunity to switch the black and white that i so love.

We then headed back to Criccieth for afternoon tea. Sally did some more crafting and i chilled out again - i am getting to be very good at it!!

The weather forecast for the next few days is looking promising, so fingers crossed.

1 comment:

  1. Wow! The ocean actually looks tropical. Gorgeous.