Helen (heleninwales) wrote,

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Oh I do like to be beside the seaside...

This morning I did a load of washing and hung it out in the garden to dry before popping into town to drop off my prescription renewal and do some shopping. And then we drove to the beach where we sat for a while enjoying the sunshine while we ate a picnic in the form of a Co-op meal deal.

Barmouth viewed from Fairbourne

After lunch we walked to the end of the spit to look across the estuary. If you look carefully, you can see a small, two-coach train crossing the bridge.

Barmouth Bridge and Mawddach Estuary

At the end of the spit is the terminus of the miniature steam railway.

Fairbourne Railway

The journey back was made more interesting by a slow-moving cavalcade of tarmac laying vehicles. They seemed to have got a rolling process going and were happily laying a new road surface on the move. One huge vehicle poured tarmac, another coming behind tipped grit, another rolled everything flat. Cars were just expected to overtake. Unfortunately, they didn't seem to have the STOP/GO controls sorted out properly because we got stuck behind the cavalcade while a stream of traffic was coming the other way. So we had to proceed at the pace of a string of heavy vehicles laying tarmac whilst trying to climb a very steep hill. Our old Daihatsu really didn't like being asked to move that slowly. Eventually there were no more approaching vehicles and we reached a wider section and could overtake.

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