Monday, 10 June 2013

Between the Mountains and the Sea

My blog is becoming a little like a travelogue, but that's no bad thing. Now our boys are growing a little bigger (and far too quickly) they love an adventure away and we're at that place where you can chuck a few things in the car and take off, stretch the occasional bedtime until dusk and eat whatever takes your fancy.
 
So with the forecast looking stunning for this past weekend we packed our tents and went west to Wales, to the north coast of the lovely Lleyn Peninsula, the very top bit that sticks out like a finger into the Irish Sea, backed by the mountains of Snowdonia.
Quiet paths led us to stunning beaches, past golden gorse and emerald fields, all set against the bluest horizon and a glittering sea. This footpath led from the campsite to their private beach and we sat here for a couple of hours with it all to ourselves, watching the gannets and oyster catchers and three fat seals bobbing in the bay.
We had such a wonderful two days. The sun never went in, the breeze was gentle and I think we've found ourselves a little bit of heaven.

14 comments:

Streetcomber said...

How beautiful. We took our boys here when they were about eight and ten and it was stunning.
I think the West had the best weather at the weekend. It was cold and grey in the East.

Margje-Margo said...

lovely!!

Hazel said...

The Lleyn peninsula is beautiful. We've had some lovely camping holidays there and love the walk past that pub and round the headland.

Celia Hart said...

Beautiful! Isn't it a magical place?! I wonder if it's always sunny - it was just like that when we went a few years back.
The weather was quite a contrast over on the east coast - see by blog!

Sue said...

I had lots of holidays on the Lleyn Peninsula when I was little. The beach with the houses on it looks very familiar.

Vintage Jane said...

Looks beautiful. Boys just love the freedom of camping don't they ...
M x

Sian said...

That water looks divine - how lovely to have been able to make the most of the gorgeous weather.

Country Rabbit said...

how stunning- amazing views. we had many trips/hols to wales while i grew up- always loved the mountain views...i love your photography steph felt i was there- bet you and the boys have had such fun x a trip to remember x

loveandlilac said...

I have happy memories of being on the Lleyn with my son when he was younger. Love your photos.

Devon said...

Your pictures are beautiful..thanks for sharing.
Devon

lilac and old roses said...

I love the lleyn peninsula, it is a very special bit of Wales and we go as often as we can. But then I'm biased anyway, living not too far away in lovely Mid Wales. Glad you enjoyed it. That same weekend we were doing a bit of glamping just by Harlech, stunning x

the running wave said...

Your photos are beautiful and give a wonderful flavour of that little bit of heaven you have found! We travel across to the west coast of Scotland for ours. These special places stay with you always! Sounds like a great weekend.

Sara said...

I'm enjoying your 'travelogue' and your photos. And traveling vicariously all the way from Southern California. I love those empty beaches and charming cottages.

Adele said...

We are off to Angelsey for the first time at the end of August.Your pics wetted our appetite for that area of Wales. Oh and thanks for the post about the red enamelled mugs: I had been trying to find some larger sized ones and they were perfect. I managed to buy a couple before they had been discontinued. Cheers.