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We flounder through the prickly gorse so you don't have to!
Another day out exploring with G yesterday, this time on Penrhyn Lleyn. We visited Mynytho to look at the granite.This entailed struggling over a pathless hill that was covered in gorse. Mostly it was only knee high, but even so our boots were full of prickles by the time we reached the path on the other side. From there we drove to Llanbedrog where we walked a little way through the woods at Glyn y Weddw to a statue on the cliffs. (Looking at the rocks on the way, of course!) Finally, we walked along the beach to look at the rocks at the far end.

St Tudwal's islands

We were still safely on the path when I took this. The small islands in the distance are St Tudwal's Island East and St Tudwal's island West.

Old windmill

Here we've started to struggle up through the gorse. The thing on the top of the hill was an old windmill. It's perfectly situated to get the wind, whichever way it was blowing.



Granite outcrop

Finally we reached an outcrop of the granite we'd come to see. The peak in the distance is also granite.

Signpost in the woods

A choice of paths in the woods at Glyn y Weddw. We took the coastal path. We'd walked past the house, which is now an art gallery. We didn't have time to visit the gallery and anyway it turns out that it's closed on Tuesdays over the winter. One day I will come here just to do civilised things like look at art and have tea in the tea rooms.

Coins & leaves

For some reason, people have been hammering coins into this tree stump.

Iron statue

This interesting sculpture stands on the cliff alongside the coastal path that runs through the grounds of Glyn y Weddw. It's overlooking the beach at Llanbedrog. The beach was more or less deserted, just a chap with a metal detector and a couple of other walkers.
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seaivy From: seaivy Date: November 14th, 2018 06:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
love the sculpture!
thank you
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 19th, 2018 02:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was rather interesting and in such a stunning location looking out over the bay.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: November 14th, 2018 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
What beautiful countryside, and CLOUDS!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 19th, 2018 02:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
We've been rolling out eyes at Trump's comments about forests and his bizarre ideas about why Finland doesn't have problems with forest fires. Wales has lots of forest and no fires because the climate is so wet!

Most of Wales is very beautiful. Some of it is rather bleak and it's not the pretty chocolate boxy type of beauty that you get in the South of England, but for such a small country, there is a great variety of scenery.
sartorias From: sartorias Date: November 19th, 2018 02:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I try to avoid anything the Cheeto does or says, for the sake of my blood pressure, since he is all toxic gas and absolutely nothing of value.

I know! I traveled around a bit when I was there in '71 and 72 as a student, and saw such variety and such beauty.
buymeaclue From: buymeaclue Date: November 15th, 2018 03:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Wow. That sculpture is eerie.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: November 19th, 2018 02:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was rather interesting and in such a stunning location looking out over the bay.
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