Sue and Martin in Mallorca 2019

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

Friday 10 November 2023

Friday 10 November 2023 - Moel-y-Gest

The calm, sunny morning was ideal for a romp up our local hill, Moel-y-Gest. 

We took the coast path through Borth-y-Gest, where the tide was out.

Whilst admiring the views to the Rhinog summits, we listened to the distinctive call of a Curlew and watched Egrets picking at tasty tidbits on the tide line.

There are numerous new information boards hereabouts. Click on the image for a more readable version.

Turning off the coast path, we went through a mobile home village with a distinctive speed limit.

Last time we were here we struggled to find the correct path. In fact we failed, and a local chap pointed us down a track to meet our planned route. Since then the correct path has been reinstated and is clearly marked with yellow posts, our objective being clearly visible in the background. 

A good path then led us past a llama farm and past a fine looking tree where a couple - the only other walkers seen today - passed us on the way to the summit.

It was a splendid clear day. We admired the views into Snowdonia, and the friendly couple took a picture for us.

Sue and I lunched in a calm, warm spot on the summit before making our way down the gnarly path to Porthmadog. Our walking poles came in handy and we passed the friendly couple on the way down.

Here's our 9km route.

After another game of cards with Dave, we ambled into Tremadog and back, 2.5km each way, for another excellent meal at our favourite restaurant in this area, Y Sgwâr. 

The return home was a bit damp, but who cares!

1 comment:

Sir Hugh said...

Better weather than my visit 8th February 2014.