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.


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


Paddling between sea and sky was quite disconcerting…


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


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


A little rock hopping ensued…


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


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


…was just magical !!


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.


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


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


…and a second breakfast at Porth Colmon.


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


…with time for…


…rock hopping along the way…


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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