Saturday, 23 April 2011

Coastwalk , Isle of Anglesey Coastal Path

Trearddur → Rhosneigr

trearddur-overcast.png Distance: 15.5 miles
Ascent: 254 metres
Duration: 5 hours 46 minutes

The hungover day
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Light drizzle has replaced yesterday's searing heat. The beach at Trearddur was deserted this morning, save for a few hardy dog walkers. Empty beer cans and champagne bottles were abandoned beside bins overflowing with yesterday's barbeque detritus; this foretold what the day had in store. Today was a day that didn't really get going. Holy Island and Anglesey had partied hard yesterday and to be honest, couldn't really be bothered - and perhaps neither could we.

slate-wall.pngWe walked straight past St Gwenfaen's Well thinking it was a shepherd's shelter. At Rhoscolyn navigating away from the beach seemed harder than it really should have been. A short distance later the deep watery mud which we remembered Anglesey for in March returned in force.

Four Mile Bridge should have been interesting - as the oldest of the crossings between Anglesey and Holy Island - but a series of pipes have been clamped along the side of the bridge making a decent photograph impossible.

valley.pngOur guidebook promised activity at RAF Valley, but even they seemed to be lying in today. To show our disdain we loitered beneath their sign that demanded otherwise. As we walked the final few metres into Rhosneigr things began to change: the sun burned its way through the clouds as holidaymakers finally decided to brave the conditions.

Looking back this would have been a tough walk to do in yesterday's weather conditions so we were pleased a little with the rain, but it's a shame that we weren't able to lift ourselves out of the subdued mood the clouds had brought with them.

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