Towyn Farm Annual Gathering – The Crazy, Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer   9 comments

July and the end of the school summer term always means a trip to Towyn Farm campsite and its glorious beach.

 

This year me an TJS were the advance party, setting up camp on the Friday night. The Funsters were up in Blackpool for a cheerleading event that TJS was taking part in. They joined us very late on the Saturday night and they didn’t miss much. It was possibly the dullest, dampest, dreariest day of the whole summer. We took a coastal walk and climbed a 100m hill that was in the cloud. I made several attempts to create some photographic record of the day but this is best one I could manage

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I had to head home to work for a couple of days on the Sunday evening but at least the weather improved markedly with an early fog clearing into a glorious afternoon on the beach and evening BBQ by the tent.

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beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

The sunset (a real theme for this trip and blog post) was magnificent

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

By the time I returned on the Tuesday evening we were in the grip of a summer heatwave!

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

Everyone else in our little troupe arrived through the week and the the heat and wall to wall sunshine was such that we didn’t go any further afield. Just long lazy days messing about on the beach, playing sports and swimming in the sea. It was hot enough to need the sea swims to keep cool, not often you can say that in the UK. The photos tell the story better than words

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

The kids got TJS to stand in the pile of rubber rings and he then got pushed over by Z – it was hilarious so we asked them to do it again and to TJS credit he did.

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

We did take a stroll up Carn Fadryn for DB Juniors Birthday. He calls it Birthday Hill as his Birthday is always while we are here and we pretty much always climb it (as anyone knows this is one of my favourite hills). He wanted to climb it on this Birthday this year and it go no arguments from me.

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

It was a little grey and dreary while we up there but the kids still had a great time playing on the summit rocks and eating birthday cake with an alarming swiftness such that the kindly old fella who made all the adults a cup of tea never got a piece – bah!

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beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

I took out my newest tech purchase – a 500mm telephoto lens – and tried to snap a photo of our collection of tents in the campsite some 5 miles away

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As we finished the day it rained – shock, horror – for about 2 minutes. The air cleared and we were treated to a fabulous light show by the setting sun.

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

A few of us took a very late evening stroll on the cliffs to enjoy the performance and watch the late revellers in the sea. Up on the cliffs it was tranquility itself and it was gone 10:30 when we returned to the campsite

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

As if to finish the week off in style the last day dawned clear and sunny with a brisk wind.

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

This fetched up some decent waves for some body-boarding to compliment the calm clear waters of earlier in the week. We had an epic game of frisbee with multiple discs flying unpredictably in the wind in all directions causing much laughter. It was a fitting and fun way to end the festivities and as always it was with a sad and heavy heart that we packed up and headed home.

beach games, carn fadryn, lleyn peninsula, Morfa Nefyn, Porth Towyn, tidepooling, towyn, towyn farm, Welsh Coastal Path

Well having spent the best part of a whole year hopelessly behind with my blog I’ve nearly caught up. The good news – I’m only one trip behind. The bad news – it was a 4 week trip with a whole host of amazing adventures that’s likely to take me several weeks to write up leaving me – well several weeks behind again. The pressures of writing a blog – do they never end

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9 responses to “Towyn Farm Annual Gathering – The Crazy, Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

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  1. The pressure’s of having to write up a four week ‘trip of a live time’. I don’t know how you cope.
    Some lovely photos there. And that lens! You really can make out our tent quite clearly. Have to confess – your camera has dealt very well with the low light, and after all I’ve said, I have found myself looking at entry level DSLR packages. And then Argos have the Canon EOS M compact system camera which David at Bluestone images recommended for just £199.
    Decisions, decisions: I’ve been vacillating for an age already and I’m still not really any nearer making my mind up. I shall carry on eking out the life of my battered and bruised SP560UZ.

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    • I’ve been thinking about just not going anywhere for a year, take the pressure off the blog 🙂

      The kids were very surprised when I said that the week here was as good as the time we spent in Oz. They were a really special few days in the sun on the beach.

      You can always have a proper play with my DSLR when I come up in a couple of weeks, see if you think it gives you anything different. Carry it around and take a load of photos etc. For low light all you really need is a tripod (and the ability to control the exposure). I didn’t use one for those sunsets ones but they came out ok handheld. I’m hoping to do some more night shots when the winter comes and we get some clear nights

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  2. The sunset pictures are spectacular!

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    • The coast faces NW here so the sunsets here are always superb. we normally 3 or 4 really great sunsets a week while we’re up here. It’s one of my favourite places anywhere in the world

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  3. Wow, gorgeous photos. Thank you!

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  4. You’ve got me stuck with that all day now….
    Shows my age i suppose.

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  5. I meant stuck with that tune……….

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