Between Sea and Sky


Paul and I ended up kipping down in the National trust carpark at Whistling Sands/Porth Oer planning on spending the night out near the Welsh language centre further along the coast from Porth Dinllaen.

Route

After a leisurely breakfast in Aberdaron we set out from Porth Oer late on Saturday morning on the flood tide…

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Paddling between sea and sky was quite disconcerting…

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Lunch stop just North of Porth Towyn was like being in the Med.

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We carried on NE passing Trywn Porth Dinllaen about an hour short of slack water around 4:30pm.

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A little rock hopping ensued…

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…before the obligatory pub stop (which was REALLY nice!)

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The beer was expensive but very welcome; we were late leaving but the clarity of the evening light…

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…was just magical !!

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Spending too long in the pub meant that the ebb tide was against us and we bedded down short of the Welsh language centre at Porth Y Nant for a supprisingly comfortable night. We rose early on Sunday at 5am to catch the ebbing tide and were on the water at 6am.

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There was an interesting ferry glide out of Porth Dinllaen bay to catch the express tidal train back down the coast.

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…though we did have time to stop and enjoy seals and the views along the way…

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…and a second breakfast at Porth Colmon.

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After a brew and time relaxing in the morning sun we returned to the water and continued our journey back towards Porth Oer…

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…with time for…

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…rock hopping along the way…

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What a great weekend ! Don’t you just love Summer!

About Andy Harpur

Interests : The Scottish Highlands, The Pennine Alps, The Milky Way, Abbot Ale, Mountaineering, Climbing, Mountain Biking, Canoeing, Sea Kayaking, Astronomy, Guitar, Penny Whistle. I live and breath for the outdoor lifestyle. New places, new faces, new adventures....
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One Response to Between Sea and Sky

  1. Nice Photos. Is horseback riding on the beach common around there?

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