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Winter Holiday in Gran Canaria – Sunset Part 2   12 comments

Final little post from the winter sunshine trip. After a day in the mountains, me and TBF had enough time to dash up to the ridge that overlooks the town and catch the sunset.

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Puerto Mogan.

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Taurito.

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It had clouded up which was bad for sunshine but great for a spectacular sunset.

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The sky turned a kaleidoscope of oranges and reds as the sun went down.

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Enhanced by the lights of Puerto Mogan and Taurito.

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It was an interesting descent back down over the loose rocks to the road in the dark. Wonderful views over the town coming to its evening life to finish off the day and the holiday. Just a final and rather excellent Italian meal to round things off.

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Another great New Year trip and another Canary island bagged and loved. I’ve said this many times but beyond the tourist spots they are stunningly beautiful each island in its won unique way. We are so, so lucky to have holidayed here the last few years and we hope to continue that for as long as we can.

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Posted February 27, 2019 by surfnslide in Gran Canaria, Spain, Walking

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Winter Holiday in Gran Canaria – Sunset Part 1   12 comments

Another day of relative rest such that I can’t remember what we did in any form. I’ve reached that point where unless I have photos I have no recollection of my activities. Welcome to late middle age.

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I do remember (at least my photos do) that we went for an evening stroll up to the viewing platform above the town to watch the sunset.

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Some good views over the town but we still couldn’t see the setting sun.

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On the way back I saw a stream of sunset light along the road and followed past the end of the road and through a rather smelly collection of bins behind the harbour.

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There was a shelf of rocks above the sea that had a grandstand view of the sunset.

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Clearly a well known spot, there were dozens of people there. A mix of tourists and hippies playing bongos and the like. There was a strange sweet smell in the air, no idea what it was.

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With some clouds around this time the sunset was superb

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El Teide was perfectly placed in silhouette.

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Th sky blushed with oranges, yellows and reds.

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A small boat drifted by to create some extra foreground interest.

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It gets chilly at sunset even this far south so time to head back after natures show.

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It was S last night so we returned to our favourite restaurant for a farewell meal (and to share a glass of Sangria).

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More sunset glory to come.

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Posted February 22, 2019 by surfnslide in Gran Canaria, Spain

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Road Trip – Carn Fadryn Makes Clouds   12 comments

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Our trips to the Llyn Peninsula would not be complete without a walk up Carn Fadryn – the poster hill of all small hills in my view. Me and Mark were clearly tuned into the same wavelength as we both thought that watching the sunset from the summit would be good idea. We made plans and ate early for a change but the weather looked like it was on a very different wavelength. The summit had been shrouded in cloud all day. There were signs that it might clear (the clouds over the campsite had dispersed) so we went for it anyway.

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We ascended through moist damp mist and the signs were not looking good. Still its a fine walk in any conditions and we still had hope. As we approached the summit there was definitely a semblance of light and possible views. What we got was extraordinary and magnificent.

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The very moist air was being blown along by a strong wind and pushed up over the mountain. As it rose the water vapour condensed and formed clouds while we were watching. It was Orographic Cloud formation in action and we were right in the middle of it

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The kids seemed not quite as excited as the adults but they are smiling in this photo so they must have been happy. DB Junior would have been happy as this is his Birthday Hill and we’d climbed it even though his Birthday wasn’t for another couple of days

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The views along the peninsula would appear in stark clarity and then just as quickly disappear again as the cloud washed over us

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It was hugely impressive although its looked like we weren’t going to get a sunset. As well as the cloud swirling around us there was a bank of cloud over the Irish Sea that was going to cover then sun. We did get some sunlight reflected off the sea and that combined with the weird clouds we were watching was more than enough for a worthwhile climb

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It was pretty damp and most of us were inappropriately dressed in T-shirts and shorts so it was time to head down. I’m not sure why but me and EWO lingered for an extra couple of minutes. Just enough for the sun dip below the cloud and light it up with an ethereal other worldly glow

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The light was just amazing and we called the others back for a look (the kids were long gone by now)

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The light was like nothing I’ve ever seen

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Very difficult to capture on film with such fleeting views and poor light. I probably should have taken some video – that only occurred to me this evening over a month on!

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It felt like the show went on for ages but it can’t have been more than a couple of minutes

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The sun then dipped behind the cloud bank, the light returned to a grey gloomy and we were damp and cold, but completely fulfilled. A magnificent outing, not quite the sunset we had in mind, something much better

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Last lingering shot of the setting sun over the farm

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Carn Fadryn – the mountain that always delivers!

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Posted August 21, 2018 by surfnslide in Llyn Peninsula, Wales, Walking

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South and West to Cornwall – Part 5   6 comments

Main focus of the post to come but a few photos from a lunchtime stroll around the thronging crowds in RickSteinVille aka Padstow. It’s a really rather splendid little place and despite my dislike of tourist crowds I have something of a soft sport for the place. Possibly on account of the fact that it’s a foodies heaven with lots of great cafes, and the best pasties in Cornwall in my opinion from The Chough Bakery. The views from up on the hill just out-of-town are rather splendid as you can see

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

One of my recent book purchases from the “Wild” series by Daniel Start was one about the South West containing more than just Wild Swimming spots. Bodmin Moor looked to be packed with interesting stuff and I’d never seen it (other than passing through on the A30 on way to and from Cornwall). Time to change that. I’d been looking across longingly from the campsite at the distant tors from the campsite but the weather always looked considerably greyer and gloomier than the coast. However on our last day it looked better and we’d headed off for a day of exploration

First stop was Delford Bridge. It was a beautiful spot, with an old bridge across a lazy river surrounding by grassy expanses, just perfect for a laze in the sun and a picnic. Of course as soon as we stepped from the car it chucked it down. A picnic sheltering under the tailgate of the car had to suffice 🙂

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

I’d had grand plans for some Bodmin Moor wild swimming either here in the nearby quarry lakes on Carbilly Tor. The weather was just awful, heavy persistent drizzle and low cloud. In search of inspiration I took a punt that with a northerly wind the southern side of the moors might be drier.

Inspired. As soon as we crossed the A30 the rain stopped and the sun appeared. Smug hat ready. We stopped off for a stroll at Golitha Falls. A series of cascades on the River Fowey and very nice they were too. No major cascades but very pretty with a very large pool at the end for a swim in warmer weather and lots of old mine workings.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

Onwards and moor-wards to the wonderfully named village of Minions. Loads of interesting stuff round here and we went out for an explore. The area is full of old mine workings and they create an evocative sense of a past age now long gone

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

First stop was the summit of Stowe’s Hill with its granite tors. Most famous is the Cheesewring, an impossibly piled collection of rocks perched above a disused quarry.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

The views across the moors were impressive and were just begging for a long walk and an explore

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

As we continued our walk the skies became a mix of sunshine and dark stormy clouds that lit up the tors to great effect.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

Onto our next objective, the disused Goldiggins Quarry with its spring fed lake. It looks stunning even under a greyish sky. Another potential spot for a swim but it was still very chilly and there were some people camped there who probably didn’t wish to their evening spoiled by the sight of me splashing about.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

The other attraction on Bodmin Moor are the remains of ancient civilisations and stone circles. The local one here is The Hurlers. Have to say that I always find these things of limited interest but this one was impressively sited and the late afternoon light made it an evocative place.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

So with our Bodmin Moor itch scratched for the day we headed home to a final sunset.

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

The British weather gave us a final little slap by delivering a fine warm and sunny day when we needed to go home. We thought it would be nice to spend a last day on the beach before the long journey. As the campsite was half empty and the main summer weeks over I asked if we could leave the camper up for an extra few hours so we could enjoy our last few hours. I was slightly taken aback when this was firmly refused as the owner gave no indication that there was anyone using the pitch that day. We often ask for this favour on campsites when they are not busy and have never been refused before. In fact once on a nearby site when staying in a static I asked the same thing and we were welcomed to stay an extra night and the owners refused to take any extra money for the extra night.

My main concern was having to tow the trailer down the narrow lanes to the beach. I asked if I could just leave the trailer tucked away somewhere on the site which I thought was a perfectly reasonable request. Again this request was flatly refused and we were left in no uncertain terms that we were to be off the site completely by the stated time. Have to say this left a very sour taste after a great week and developing a real affection for the site and it’s location. Some of the conversations around the site seem to indicate a large number of guests have been coming back for years leaving me feeling that the site is little cliquey. It rather ruined my view of the site and despite its fantastic location I doubt I will ever go back. A real shame.

So we towed the trailer down the lanes to the beach and spent a last happy afternoon at Treyarnon Bay. A hot pork sandwich from the beach cafe followed by a swim around the rocks to the rock pool and an ice cream to finish off the trip

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bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

bodmin moor, delford bridge, goldiggins quarry, golitha falls, minions, padstow, stowes hill, sunset, the cheesewring, treyarnon bay

A great week despite it being colder than October and no waves. A long wait till the next major holiday but that should be good one – more of that later in the year

South and West to Cornwall – Part 3   6 comments

More beach fun and coastal views this time from the local beach at Treyarnon Bay.

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One of the main reasons for visiting Cornwall (well for me and the Funsters anyway) is a chance to play in the big Atlantic waves. Kayaking for me, body-boarding for the Funsters. Alas a northerly wind killed the surf so we had to seek alternative enjoyment

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treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

Treyarnon is a wonderful beach and has an extra feature in the form of huge natural rock-pool perfect for swimming and jumping.

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treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

We spent a very happy hour in the sunshine (and cold wind) playing in its icy waters. TBF was in charge of the camera so you get the dubious honour of seeing photos of me for a change!

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

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treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

Even TJS took a swim which was unusual

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treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

We found a lovely warm , sheltered rock shelf to relax and warm up after the swim.

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

Another coastal walk with the tide extremely low reveals a section of stunning hidden beaches at Pepper Cove, Warren Cove and Fox Cove just by the campsite. It would take some serious and rather edgy looking cliff scrambling to access these gems.

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

The evening delivered another stunning sunset as we took our regular, cold stroll along the cliffs to finish the day

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

treyarnon bay, wild swimming, sunset, pepper cove, fox cove, warren cove

Next up is a day dedicated to TBF and her Birthday day out 🙂

South and West to Cornwall – Part 2   6 comments

Time to move on. We were spending the majority of our holiday down near Padstow at a place called Trethias Farm. It’s a splendid place, quiet, walking distance from the beach with stunning coastal views.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

The perfect site, or so we thought until the day we left but more of that in a later post.

Our first evening treated us to a spectacular sunset, probably the best part of holiday on the west coast.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

After a washout day of dreary rain, things improved and the rest of the week was mainly sunny albeit unseasonably cold with a strong northerly wind for the whole time we were there. We took the short drive to Bedruthan Steps which, as you can see is a spectacular spot.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

It’s only accessible at low tide and even then only by a steep set of steps hewn into the rock. Once on the sands on a sunny day its a fabulous spot to spend a couple of hours

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

Strong currents mean there is no swimming here so wandering about scrambling on the rocks (and through them, there are several caves) and just enjoying the scene are the order of the day

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

As it’s a taxing climb and more than a 5 second walk from the car its relatively quiet by Cornwall standards padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

The beach gets its name from the huge rock towers that stud the beach, said to be stepping-stones for the giant Bedruthan. Evocative names as well. Carnewas Island, Pendarves Island, Redcove Island, Samaritan Island, Queen Bess Rock, Diggory’s Island, They add a very photogenic attraction to this superb stretch of golden sand.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

It’s pretty much the perfect beach for walking and exploring (if not water-based fun). Loads of secret little corners, and pocket coves with deep turquoise pools in the sand.

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

Perfect morning activity to work up an appetite for a picnic lunch back at the campsite – and a quick snooze for some

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

padstow, treyarnon bay, bedruthan steps, cornwall, carnewas island, sunset, digger's island, queen bess rock, red cove island, samaritan island, pendarves island

More water based fun to come

“Now what did I do that weekend?”   8 comments

Playing catch up with my blog posts I found some photos on my camera I’d completely forgotten about. This kind of thing is happening more as I get older. Lack of memory for important things due to space taken up by a head full of pointless trivia. I reckon I could survive without the knowledge of which little known British actor did the Schweppes drinks adverts in the 70’s (it was William Franklyn if you’re interested – I know, unbelievably sad) and use that space to remember, let’s say, what I was doing 4 months ago. Or more importantly by way of example, remember to do my tax return on time and not get fined. I’d pay a kings ransom (well at least £10) to get my hands on technology that would allow access to my brain and delete all this useless information and make room for the important things. A brain defragmentation tool.

Anyway I digress. I discovered photos of a weekend at my parents caravan in Wales that I’d forgotten ever took place. Apart from having a beach fire to toast some marshmallows with the kids on the Saturday afternoon I can remember nothing else about the weekend. Judging by the photos we had quite a nice time and the sun shone.

Before we get to that here are some other photos I’d taken and forgotten, of a rather superb sunset taken from my back garden. You would think such a fiery sky would evoke some powerful memories but alas I have no recollection. Well, that’s the joy of photos I suppose!

Madley, Sunset

Madley, Sunset

Looking at the date and time of these photos it would appear that we took a walk on the seafront in Aberystwyth on the Saturday afternoon. No idea what we did in the morning. Without photos it seems I’m a little lost these days.

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

Later in the afternoon I do remember the beach fire, mainly for the reason of how difficult it is to light a fire on an open beach in the wind. Good fun though and Clarach beach has a huge supply of tinder dry driftwood so once you get it going you’re in the game. The kids enjoyed it and being a bloke of course I had a whale of a time as well – we love playing with fire do us middle aged chaps.

Clarach Bay

Clarach Bay

Clarach Bay

Sunday morning has gone into the recycle bin as well, but Sunday afternoon we must have gone back to Aberystwyth to watch the waves bashing the promenade – well that’s what the photos say.

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

Aberystwyth

What a great weekend that probably was or must have been…..

Posted January 3, 2014 by surfnslide in Clarach Bay, Family Trips, Mid Wales, Wales

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