"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Off to the seaside

The forecast was good for today, so we decided to head off west towards the sea for the day. Wales is such a compact little country that we can do that quite easily in a couple of hours or so, even though we live in the north east and even when we stop in Bala for breakfast and very delicious coffee. Mind you, we didn't have unremitting sunshine and blue skies as we had been led to believe, but it was mild and it wasn't raining or blowing a gale, so I guess that was all to the good, and we got to inhale lots of sea air, also good.

We stopped at Morfa Nefyn and Paddy got a walk on the beach. (Yes, that's me in red) He also made friends with a nice chocolate labrador, who stuck to us so closely that I thought we might be taking him home with us, but no, it turned out that he was like that with all the dog visitors - anybody's for a kind word.
Then there was a secluded little place which we stumbled on called Porth O'er which had a tiny beach, also secluded, so secluded that to get to it demanded a climb down a Welsh version of the face of the Eiger. OK so I am exaggerating slightly, but, with Paddy dragging madly on the other end of

the lead, I declined to allow myself to be dragged down there head-first, so Keith very kindly took a  photo.


Yorkshire Pudding said...

It lies on the crossroads of the B4417 (Nefyn - Aberdaron) and B4412 and has been a traditionally undiscovered destination. More recently, the village has seen a rise in popularity as house prices in nearby villages on the Llŷn Peninsula such as Abersoch and Llanbedrog have risen rapidly. Many homes are now holiday homes and a complex of holiday apartments has recently been built by the entrance to the beach.

The village has a couple of shops, B&B's and hotels. The neighbouring town of Nefyn has more in the way of shops and services, but for a more comprehensive range, Pwllheli is only 7 miles and about 10 minutes down the A497 road.

The beach at Morfa Nefyn is mainly sand with small amounts of shale. Walking along the beach to the west is the small, picturesque fishing hamlet of Porthdinllaen, famous for its pub, the Ty Coch, which lies at the top of the beach.

Jennyta said...

Wow, YP! I should have asked you to do this post for me. ;) Keith drives and I sit back and arrive at wherever we are going. However I did notice the flats you mention.

Flighty said...

It sounds, and looks, like you enjoyed yourselves! xx

Jennyta said...

We did indeed, Flighty. We don't seem to get out for days like we used to.

Snowbabies said...

Looks like u had a fab time, hope Paddy was a very good boy :o)

Love going to the beech, wont be long before we r off for the day with our Lucy, she loves it :o)

Debbie x

Jennyta said...

Paddy was a good boy - I didn't give him chance to be anything else, Debbie! ;)


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