Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Monday, 12 November 2018

Monday 12 November 2018 - Mynydd Tir-y-cwmwd from Llanbedrog

Strong winds and heavy showers deterred us from going high today. Plus the fact that D was coming with us and he's allergic to 'cold/wet'. His brolly wasn't much use today!

Despite having owned property here for many years, D hadn't been to Llanbedrog or Plas Glyn-y-Weddw gallery. So we took him there.

Before visiting the gallery we walked our usual 4 km circuit via the 133 metre summit of Mynydd Tir-y-cwmwd. Starting on Llanbedrog beach, we witnessed a lovely rainbow before making our way to the foot of a steep staircase. Today the route to that point wasn't as easy as usual as we'd timed our visit to coincide with high tide. A quick dash was necessary to reach the cottages that are currently being refurbished. (There is another route, unless the builders' vans were secretly amphibious.)

The steps (2nd picture shows a small portion of them) are as steep as any I know. Today's leaf litter made them slippery as well. If ever there's a need to place something in the hands of the 'Iron Man' sculpture at the top, a defibrillator could be a good choice.

We posed, as usual, with said sculpture, before continuing around the headland with views down to Abersoch. Sue got her pants wet at this point and complained about that for the rest of the morning. D and I were more sensible. We deployed our waterproof trousers. The shower was heavy but short, and had cleared by the time we had reached the popular summit that is adorned with a trig point, orientation table, and a few benches. Yr Eifl and the Rivals were clear of cloud, but beyond them in Snowdonia the cloud was down on what looked like a grim day in the mountains.

We met a few folk as we descended to the gallery, for welcome coffee and cake, a look around the exhibits, and a few minor purchases. There were some enticing pictures and ceramics for sale but we exercised, with some difficulty, restraint.

Back in Porthmadog we managed a longer afternoon stroll to Tremadog and back - a delightful 6 km, but today's pictures are all from this morning. 

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