Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019
On the Archduke's Path in Mallorca

Thursday, 22 September 2022

Borth-y-Gest and Y Sgwar restaurant

A wet day was forecast. The view from our breakfast table wasn't inspiring.

After a leisurely morning that included a visit to Dave in number 30, and our customary thrashing at cards, Sue and I donned our waterproofs and headed past the harbour. 

A peregrine falcon had flown beside the estuary, as we looked out from number 30, but we observed nothing special after that.

The path around the harbour leads to Borth-y-Gest, where it was raining quite hard.

Garreg-goch beach was passed, deserted, before we reached Porthmadog Golf Course and a caravan park.

After a bit of faffing amongst the static homes (we failed to find our intended path) we walked a short way along the main road before turning right opposite Pen Rhiw and making our way through woodland to our outgoing route and the easy return to base.

The next scene from our living room window, taken with mug of tea in hand and shortbread on the table, indicates why we spent the rest of the afternoon at home.

Later, the rain stopped in time for us to stay dry on our walk down to Tremadog for some 'fine dining' at Y Sgwar restaurant as part of our 20th wedding anniversary celebrations. 

What a contrast to the experience that Cary and I had in the Kings Head in Ravenstonedale a couple of weeks (is it really that long) ago in the Yorkshire Dales. Here, all the staff were smiling, for a period they were clearly working flat out, and the kitchen was so well prepared that it seemed to be performing miracles!

We'll be back...


Sir Hugh said...

Tremadog: I climbed there several times but more significantly my daughter fell there and broke her arm whilst climbing with her pals from John Moore Uni. I received the dreaded phone call, "I'm in Bangor Hospital, broken my arm climbing but I'm ok." Later I walked through there on my trip round the Welsh boundary. A strange mixture of memories.

Nick said...

We used to enjoy family holidays in Borth y Gest 60 years ago. I don’t remember we had rain then :-)

AlanR said...

Congratulations on your 20th Anniversary.

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Alan.