Wild & Wondrous Wales

Snapshots from Wales: A Misty Morning Beach Walk

Scrolling through my iPhone realised that I easily have over 5,000 photos from our adventures in Wales, and I only share a fraction on Instagram and even less here on the blog. I thought it would be fun to share one snapshot per week, with a quick little story behind the image. It will help me to share more of my favorite off-the-beaten path places of Wales. Hope you enjoy!

In March 2015, we stayed on the Isle of Anglsey in North Wales at this great AirBnB which was right on the Menai Strait. And when I mean right on the Menai Strait, it had a private path right to the beach. For us beach lovers, it was a perfect spot for us!

As we are early risers, and Freddy likes a walk in the morning, we headed out for the beach in the early morning dew.

We walked along the forest path, with wild daffodils, and in just a few minutes we arrived on the beach. From the beach, we had views all the way to Snowdonia and Caernarfon across the Menai Strait. (We could even spot the medieval castle in the distance!)

Next to the rocky beach were open fields of diary cows, which I just loved. They followed us, literally and with their eyes, as we walked along the rocky shore line.

And then there was a moment, when the skies cleared just a bit and the morning light came through the clouds … and it was simply perfection.

Sometimes, just sometimes, it pays to wake up early to catch the beautiful morning light.

Explore on Your Own: You can reach the Isle of Anglesey by car or by train.  If you are coming from London it’s about a 5 hour drive or a 4 1/2 hour train ride via London Euston.  From Manchester, it’s about a 2 hour drive and 3 1/2 train journey.  A bit of a trek, but well worth it!

Be sure to pop by next week when I dig up another snapshot from our Wales adventures!



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