28th Nov, 2011

Dinas Head

Sunday, 27/11/2011

The whole night the winds were howling. Off the Llyn Peninsula a cargo ship sunk this night.

After having a Full English (Porridge, Cooked Breakfast and Toast) I went up North and shortly after Fishguard I turned to go to Cwm-yr-Eglwys. Here I parked and had a look at the remains of Saint Brynach (12. century).

The remains of Saint Brynach
The remains of Saint Brynach
The remains of Saint Brynach
The remains of Saint Brynach

During the Royal Charter Storm in 1859 the church was almost completely destroyed, only the belfry and the west wall remained.  From here I start walking on the coast path aroung Dinas Head.

Coast Path Sign
Coast Path Sign

The path starts very muddy and I’m glad to have the walking pole with me to have at least a hint of control.

The Coast Path
The Coast Path

The first three quarters of an hour I did not meet anybody.

Needle Rock
Needle Rock

Then, after passing Pen Y Fan I meet more and more walker, perhaps I just started earlier than everybody else.

Panoramic view from Pen y Fan
Panoramic view from Pen y Fan

When I spot a sunny and sheltered corner, I stop for a break and listen to the sea crashing at the coast.

View from my resting place
View from my resting place
View from my resting place
View from my resting place

Soon I reach the pub at Pwllgwaelod, from here it’s a lazy stroll back to Cwm-yr-Eglwys.

A curious robin
A curious robin

Along the coast I drive via Newport, Aberteifi (Cardigan) and Aberporth to Aberaeron, from where I head straight home.