Progress Map above by Courtesy of Ordnance Survey, showing my latest North Wales Coast Path walk reaching Trefor in the shelter of Gyrn Ddu (522) and Yr Eifl (564). The South Wales Coast Path Walk remains static by St Ishmael at Milford Haven.
Dear Rosie, Lauren, Stan, Jake, Rowan and Maisie,
We have entered the birthday season with Lauren’s twelfth and Stan’s eighth just passed, and awaiting Jake’s seventh shortly. Happy Birthdays all three. Suitable celebrations were and will be had. Then Rowan, Maisie and Rosie follow at monthly intervals. Grown ups don’t count. I stopped at fifty.
Normally I would be settling down, almost hibernating and not thinking of walking so much in the winter, but suddenly the weather changed with threats of 18/19 degrees temperatures. On hearing this I rapidly mobilised and headed for Caernarfon looking for an unseasonally open campsite.
Until the artic ahead of me deposited its toilet block all over the road…
…….. at Llanbrynmair. I was blocked for nearly an hour but eventually got going through the motions and was relieved to pass.
Helped by Nanny, I eventually contacted Parsal Farm Campsite which opened for me near Trefor, very conveniently placed for the North Wales Coast Path.
The Proprietor, Arthur Jones was very welcoming and helpful and I soon had the tent pitched before midday and stuffed with duvets ready for low night time temperatures following the forecast day time heat wave.
My final assault this trip was to commence the scaling of Yr Eifl, I managed the foothills and circumnavigated Trefor but the real impact heading for Nefyn is yet to come. Fortunately I don’t have to climb the full 564 metres as The Llyn Coast Path bypasses the summit, but it’s still pretty steep.
The final pictures show my tour of Trefor
Twenty seven miles walked this time in two days. Grand Total 4,024 miles. I have added up the remaining distances to complete the Wales Coast Path and it totals 310 miles. We all know this is a minimum since nothing is allowed for getting lost, circuitous walks and getting to and from places without transport. The mileages I tally up include all those things, so don’t take my figures as any meaningful distance round Britain’s coastline.