Sunday, 7 June 2015

Holiday in Wales - Freshwater East and Hendy

5/6/15 Freshwater East
Morag at Freshwater East
Bacon and egg for breakfast - very nice! It rained quite hard this morning so we did some domestic stuff. While Lyn did some essential laundry, I was able to get the wifi access to work (though intermittently). I downloaded some software to enable me to process some photos on Lyn's laptop and entered the blog entries for the first three days of our holiday.
The rain eased off late morning giving way to bright, fresh conditions. We had a light lunch of sandwiches and set off for a walk. We took Button to the beach so that she could let off steam then walked west along the coastal path. There was quite a lot of climbing so we stopped after a couple of kilometers for a brief rest, then returned the same way.
Feshwater East beach from the Coast al Path
Lyn on the Coastal path
Button and the view towards Stackpole
Relaxing on the Coast path
Button Looking beautiful!
Returning to Freshwater East
We had the remainer of the chilli with some mash for our evening meal then listened to some music while Lyn read her Kindle.
Dinner at Morag
 6/6/15 Freshwater East
We caught the bus to Stackpole Quay. Stackpole is a National Trust estate property with a tearoom (The Boathouse) and extensive coastal walks and beaches. We had our lunch at The Boathouse then walked to Barafundle Beach. This must be one of the best beaches in the whole of Britain. It can only be reached on foot (or from the sea) and is a wide stretch of perfect sand with cliffs on each side. Button loved running on th beach.
Lyn and Button at Stackpole Quay

Barafundle Bay
On Barafundle beach
Barafundle from the climb back up to the Coastal path
 After leaving the beach we walked along the coastal path to Broad Haven. It was very windy along the cliff top but beuatifully sunny. We took a short rest at Broad Haven beach and were pleased to see some Choughs searching for food on the rocky hillside. Near to Broad Haven are the Bosherston Lily Ponds. These are artificial lakes created in the 19th century by the local landowner. They are well-known for their impressive display of White Water Lillies in the summer. We walked past these and across the linking bridges to Bosherston village where we called in at the pub for a pint. Lyn then read her Kindle while I looked for  more photos before we caught the bus back to Freshwater East.
Chough at Broad Haven
White Water Lillies
Water Lillies on Bosherston Lakes
Bosherston Church
7/6/15 Freshwatwer East to Hendy
We got up quite early and prepared Morag for travel after our breakfast. We drove from Freshwater East to Aberystwyth intending to visit the Vale of Rheidol railway but were disappointed to fnd that there were only 2 trains that day and the second train would have got us back too late. I looked at the map and found a woodland with a picnic area marked. When we arrived we found that it is a research woodland for Aberystwyth University. We had a pleasant walk through the woodland before having a snack lunch. 
We continued our Journey arriving at Hendy, near Tywyn, at about 4 o'clock. The Hendy CL is fairly basic but has the essential utilities, electric hook-up, drinking water and a toilet. The field is sloping so we had to use the levelling blocks for the first time. The Tal-Y-Llyn railway passes by the top of the field and the site is surrounded by attractive hillsides.

Morag at Hendy
We walked into Tywyn to see our friend Rose Woodland (who lives there). Rose showed us around her huge house which is still under renovation; more of a job than I'd be prepared to take on! Back at Morag, we had our Tesco "meal for a tenner" including a very acceptable bottle of Shiraz!

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