Week 42 – Llanfairfechan to Leasowe

Wednesday 17th to Tuesday 23rd July 2019

Llanfairfechan to Llandudno 14.91 miles
Llandudno to Abergele 11.89 miles
Abergele to Point of Ayr 13.3 miles
Point of Ayr to Flint  13.05 miles
Flint to Neston  12.64 miles
Neston to Leasowe  12.01 miles

Total miles this week 77.8

Total miles to date 1863.14

 

Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

Approaching Conwy Castle, Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

Conwy Castle, Llanfairfechan to Llandudno

 

“Llandudno was the holiday destination resort of the real Alice in Wonderland, Alice Liddell, the girl who inspired Lewis Carroll and for whom he based his worldwide famous story on, Alice in Wonderland”

 

Llandudno

 

Llandudno to Abergele

 

Colwyn Bay, Llandudno to Abergele

 

Colwyn Bay, Llandudno to Abergele

 

Colwyn Bay, Llandudno to Abergele

 

Llandudno to Abergele

 

Rhyl. Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Rhyl. Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Rhyl. Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Abergele to Point of Ayr

 

Lighthouse at Point of Ayr

 

Point of Ayr to Flint

 

The TSS Duke of Lancaster, “a railway steamer passenger ship that operated in Europe from 1956 to 1979, and is currently beached near Mostyn Docks”. Point of Ayr to Flint.

 

Point of Ayr to Flint

 

Flint RNLI

 

Flint to Neston

 

Flint to Neston

 

The Wirral Way, Neston to Leasowe

 

Neston to Leasowe

 

Hoylake RNLI, Neston to Leasowe

 

Neston to Leasowe

Week 41 – Cemaes to Llanfairfechan

Wednesday 10th to Tuesday 16th July 2019

Cemaes to Llaneilian 11.9 miles
Llaneilian to Meolfre 10.2 miles
Meolfre to Glan-yr-afon  11.72 miles
Glan-yr-afon to Bangor 12.82 miles
Bangor to Llanfairfechan  13.09 miles

Total miles this week 59.73

Total miles to date 1785.34

Cemaes

 

Cemaes to Llaneilian

 

Cemaes to Llaneilian

 

Amlwch Port

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Llaneilian to Meolfre

 

Meolfre to Glan-yr-afon

 

Meolfre to Glan-yr-afon

 

Meolfre to Glan-yr-afon

 

Glan-yr-afon to Bangor

 

Glan-yr-afon to Bangor

 

Penmon Priory and dovecote, Glan-yr-afon to Bangor

 

Beaumaris. Glan-yr-afon to Bangor

 

Menai suspension bridge, Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Slate fencing, Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

Bangor to Llanfairfechan

 

 

 

 

Week 40 – Bangor to Cemaes

Monday 1st to Tuesday 9th July 2019 Anglesey

Bangor to Dwyran 11.66 miles
Dwyran to Aberffraw 12.60 miles
Aberffraw to Anglesey Airport 9.91 miles
Anglesey Airport to Trearddur 11.21 miles
Trearddur to Porth-y-Felin  9.91 miles
Porth-y-Felin to Llanfwrog  9.96 miles
Llanfwrog to Cemaes  12 miles

Total miles this week 77.25

Total miles to date 1725.61

 

Bangor to Dwyran

 

Bangor to Dwyran

 

Nelson’s Statue looking out onto the Menai Strait, Bangor to Dwyran

 

Menai Strait, Bangor to Dwyran

 

Bangor to Dwyran

 

Bangor to Dwyran

 

This sculpture by Ann Caitlin Evans depicts the “gafrod” of marram grass, harvested and drying in the sun. Newborough residents used to harvest the grass every two years and weave it by hand to make mats for their homes. Dwyran to Aberffraw.

 

Newborough Forest. Dwyran to Aberffraw.

 

These sculptures were designed by pupils from Newborough school 2013. Dwyran to Aberffraw.

 

Sculpture in Newborough Forest. Dwyran to Aberffraw.

 

Newborough Forest

 

The wall of a private estate, Dwyran to Aberffraw

 

Aberffraw

 

Aberffraw to Anglesey airport

 

Aberffraw to Anglesey airport

 

Anglesey Airport to Trearddur

 

Anglesey Airport to Trearddur

 

Trearddur to Holyhead

 

Trearddur to Holyhead

 

Trearddur to Holyhead

 

Old brickworks gallery, Holyhead Breakwater Country Park, Trearddur to Holyhead

 

Soldiers Point, Holyhead

 

Holyhead

 

Holyhead

 

Detail of the pedestrian bridge, Holyhead

 

Holyhead to Llanfwrog

 

Holyhead to Llanfwrog

 

Llanfwrog to Cemaes

 

Llanfwrog to Cemaes

 

Llanfwrog to Cemaes

 

Llanfwrog to Cemaes

 

 

Week 38 and 39 – R&R near Brecon, Wales

Wednesday 19th June to Sunday 30th June 2019

I spend this week having some R&R near Brecon, so although well away from the coast I wanted to share the beauty of the area. A different sort of walk to my norm; inland at Llangynidr, a 3 mile stroll along the Usk Valley Way following the Monmouthshire and Brecon canal. Then an evening walk along the edge of Llangorse Lake, the largest natural lake in South Wales. Situated in the Brecon Beacons National Park, it’s a haven for wildlife. Later during my break we had a short walk up to the top of Allt yr Esgair. Great views of Llangors Lake and the winding river Usk.

Total miles to date 1648.36

 

Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

 

Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

 

Monmouthshire and Brecon canal

 

Llangorse Lake area

 

Llangorse Lake

 

Llangasty church

 

Views of Llangors Lake

 

The bridlepath to Allt yr Esgair

 

The bridlepath to Allt yr Esgair

Week 37 – Penychain to Bangor

Wednesday 12th to Tuesday 18th June 2019

Penychain to Llanbedrog  11.32 miles
Morfa Nefyn to Llithfaen  7.09 miles
Clynnog Fawr to Caernarfon  10.85 miles
Caernarfon to Bangor  9.87 miles

Total miles this week 39.13

Total miles to date 1648.36

 

Pwllheli

 

Pwllheli

 

Pwllheli

 

Morfa Nefyn to Llithfaen

 

Clynnog Fawr to Caernarfon

 

One of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways’ beautiful old engines, which carry passengers through the heart of Snowdonia National Park. Fawr to Caernarfon.

 

One of Welsh Highland Railways’ benches, Caernarfon station.

 

Grab dredge, Caernarfon

 

Pavement mosaic, Caernarfon

 

Mausoleum in Vaynol Wood near Bangor

 

A glimpse of the Menai Strait from Vaynol Wood near Bangor