Today's walk with Sue brought back memories from 62 years ago. More of that later.
Having noted Conrad's (Sir Hugh) difficulties on little used paths, we are having a much easier time here, as we are following routes devised by Alex Kendall and published in his 'Snowdonia - Low-level and Easy Walks' guides. They are excellent, and have brought us to parts of Snowdonia not previously visited, on well researched paths.
Today's outing was up to the usual standard. The weather in Porthmadog was less than inviting - a thick mizzle under a 20 metre canopy of cloud. My overtrousers went on before we left the house. The weather was just the same when we arrived back later!
However, 50 minutes away at the station car park at Morfa Mawddach, the weather was fine, if a bit gloomy, so the overtrousers went back in my bag. We set off on an easy stroll to Fairbourne, advertised on a sign as being 1.73 miles away. (See above.)
The walk started on a good path beside a marshy area that appeared to be home to Little Egrets, gulls and ducks. There was a view across to Barmouth and the bridge across the estuary that is currently closed for refurbishment.
Then we enjoyed the lovely beach of firm sand next to which the small town of Fairbourne is protected by a sea wall.