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heleninwales
Stop for a moment and look
Today was a field trip. This time G just took his four A-level geology students, so we got round everywhere in record time, which was just as well. Living up to its name, Porth Oer was extremely Oer (cold) today.

Though the sky and sea are blue and it looks like a gorgeous day, the wind was strong and bitterly cold. This must be one of the coldest Easter Holidays in living memory.

Porth Oer

That didn't stop people trying to enjoy a traditional British seaside holiday though, oh, no! :)



Note that everyone is well wrapped up!

It's never to cold for making sandcastles

Multiple layers, woolly hat, hood, mittens and wellies are essential beach wear in this weather.

Bucket & spade



But we did come back feeling very refreshed. A day pottering about in bright sunlight always lifts my spirits, even if I do feel it's nearly bedtime at only 6.00 pm.

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pickledginger From: pickledginger Date: April 4th, 2013 05:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Spectacular! Bleak but beautiful. I can almost feel the wind.
Time for tea!
plantmom From: plantmom Date: April 4th, 2013 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's funny, I was just thinking I could practically smell the sea air!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 5th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was certainly what my grandmother would have called "bracing". :)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 5th, 2013 04:47 pm (UTC) (Link)
The waves reveal just how windy it was.
From: cmcmck Date: April 4th, 2013 05:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm all for building sandcastles on the beach, but there are limits!
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 5th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
These people obviously subscribed to the belief that there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing. :)
sartorias From: sartorias Date: April 4th, 2013 06:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Such lovely pix!
kaishin108 From: kaishin108 Date: April 4th, 2013 11:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
How beautiful. Yet deceiving from what you say about the cold. Brrr any wind at the beach can feel cold let alone as strong and bitter as you say.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 5th, 2013 04:49 pm (UTC) (Link)
The waves reveal just how windy it was. The hardy souls "enjoying" their trip to the beach obviously subscribed to the belief that there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing. :)
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: April 5th, 2013 10:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Makes me wish I'd remembered my camera on Easter Sunday - in spite of the crowds, Llangrannog was begging to be photographed...

Ah well... ;)
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 5th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh, I love Llangrannog too. It has the same unspoilt quality as the Llyen Peninsula.
readthisandweep From: readthisandweep Date: April 5th, 2013 05:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Even on Bank Holiday Sunday there were spots where you could be relatively 'alone.'
asakiyume From: asakiyume Date: April 5th, 2013 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Chilly, but so much fun!

And fresh air *does* raise the spirits.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 5th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
The waves reveal just how windy it was. The hardy souls "enjoying" their trip to the beach obviously subscribed to the belief that there is no such thing as bad weather, only the wrong clothing. :)
birdsedge From: birdsedge Date: April 5th, 2013 03:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
Is it Black Rock Sands, if so I went there as a Geography student in my last year of school (A level).We did a week in Snowdonia covering glaciation and this was our reward - a trip to the seaside. It looks vaguely familiar.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 5th, 2013 04:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
No, Black Rock Sands is much nearer to where we live. This was up on the Lleyn Peninsula, that long sticking out into the Irish Sea at the very top of Wales. We don't often get there because it takes 1.5 hours to drive -- more in the summer season because of all the traffic on the little lanes.

We'd gone to look at the Pre-Cambrian rocks that are exposed up there and nowhere else.
aulus_poliutos From: aulus_poliutos Date: April 5th, 2013 04:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
That reminds me of Easter holidays at the Baltic Sea and swimming in water that qualified as "well, it's liquid, so what?" Which led to ice swimming in Sweden later.

But the wind can be an issue indeed. You need to get warm fast when you come out of water only a bit above freezing temperature.
heleninwales From: heleninwales Date: April 5th, 2013 04:54 pm (UTC) (Link)
No one was even paddling, let alone swimming. But yes, the wind would have chilled you to the bone if you'd tried taking your clothes off. Without the wind, it would have been fine, but I think it was blowing straight from the Arctic. :(
aulus_poliutos From: aulus_poliutos Date: April 5th, 2013 06:18 pm (UTC) (Link)
We get ours from Siberia a lot. And it really showed us Russian winter this March.
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