View from Oban Bothy

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Wednesday, 2 August 2017

Lleyn Peninsula Backpack, 28th July 2017

Just a few photographs taken last week / weekend whilst backpacking a section of the Wales Coastal Path.

This was a fairly last-minute expedition that worked out nicely – apart from the torrential rain and high winds on the first night. I rather unwisely decided to leave the Akto behind and used the smaller and more crapmed LaserComp – a fine little tent, but I really could have done with a bit more room considering the horrid conditions of the first night.

The Plan consisted of spending the first night at Llandystumdwy (Lloyd George knew my father and all that…), having a bit of an explore in the car the next morning, then leaving the car at Lloyd George’s place I wandered west from near Llanbedrog through Pwllheli (famous for Butlins, the Royal Navy and a fine Wetherspoons pub), Abersoch, Aberdaron and round the end of the peninsula before hopping on a bus back to the car.

It’s an excellent coastline although the Wales Coastal Path wasn’t that easy to follow. The path doesn’t religiously stick to the coast and some of the signposts were ‘misleading’ which made following the route rather difficult at times. also some of the paths and bridleways marked on the current maps didn’t exist on the ground. Nowt new there then. Consequently I didn’t cover the distance I’d planned. no matter, it was very enjoyable.

Water was a problem, the coastal farmland was heavily populated with livestock so rivers and streams were a no-no. A public loo (with a shower!) in Aberdaron plus a couple of pubs and a garden hose came to my rescue. Churchyards, unusually, didn’t have water taps….perhaps because of the higher rainfall levels on this coast.

The coastline is very dramatic and the area warrants another visit….in September actually. The route is yet to be decided but I’d be very happy to re-visit much of what I covered on this trip. Discussions on this matter with the Lucky, Luck’s Dad, Dawn and me are to take place soon.


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Hell’s Mouth

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Boots….but no dead mouse this time

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Aberdaron

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An Ultra Marathon had taken place the previous day, a 63 mile trot along the coast

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Barnsley Bardsey Island

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Another brew with a view

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Some of these photos are out of order….on account of M$ Windows funny ideas of file management. I gave up trying to re-order them, that will have to wait for another day.

Photographs were taken with my Lumix TZ70 and my Samsung S5 phone.

Monday, 10 April 2017

More from Glenridding

 

Photos expertly taken by Big Ian:

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And one of the man himself, courtesy of Paul Wells:

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Hopefully this link will work: Sunday’s Fell Race, courtesy of Wilson

Gadding about Glenridding, 7th–9th April 2017

Just a few photographs:

Fridays walk up Grisedale:

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Friday evening:

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Taylor try to convince the membership that a chap doesn’t need trousers to prove that he’s a man. The jury’s still out…

Saturday:

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The Club’s latest trophy: The Potter Cup…..presented to, er, anyone who’ll have it

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England’s finest

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A fine figure of an electronics engineer

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20170408_131646Uphill…

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…and yet more uphill

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Hon Sec just chillin’

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Red Tarn

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Red Tarn on a tilt.

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The ‘A’ Team

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Greenside prayer flags

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Hon Sec in Chairman of the Handicap Commitee mode

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Well-qualified Chairman of the Handicap Commitee taking his duties seriously

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Hon Treas having drunk away Club funds

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Brown in relaxation mode

Sunday:

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Prez Park with the Side Pike Bottle.

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Navigationally Confused of Glenridding

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Geoff, eyes closed, trying to guess the contents of his butties by flavour only

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Racing off to catch the steamer back to the pub Glenridding

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Made it!