Sunday 26th June 2022
Day 6 of Anglesey Coastal Walking
It had been a foul night last night and still this morning it was raining buckets and blowing a hoolie! So, over breakfast it was a lot of “shall we?” “what do you think?” … until we decided that the Arctic explorers hadn’t been able to say “it’s too cold to go out today!!” We are the Rambling Roses and we have Anglesey to conquer, so of course it was a ‘yes.’ As we drove into Malltraeth, our starting point for today, we found ourselves making little motivational statements – “I think the rain’s easing off” “at least the wind will be behind us” “I think it’s getting a little brighter.” But who were we kidding, it was still chucking it down and the wind was swirling. We forced ourselves out of the car and made sure we were layered up in wet weather gear.
As we trudged through the inclement weather, we were occasionally treated to some sheltered woodland paths which gave us reprieve from the harsh elements. There were occasional hills over the first few miles but all quite manageable. We even had a stretch of country lane where we were able to walk three a breast and chat – very civilised – the only dangers of such sociable rambling can lead to missing the coastal paths signs – luckily that didn’t happen today. And we took it in turns to lead today – obviously the pace varied according to leader – that’s all I’m saying!!
After the first few miles of country walking we finally hit the coast – and boy, there was such a selection of beach walking ahead. We did hard sand, soft sand, sand dunes, shingle, pebbles, boulders, jagged rocks, seaweed – we had everything thrown at us today.
Although some blue sky was peeping through now, the wind was still a great force. We literally got sand blasted in places – great exfoliation though! Passed a beautiful little cove with some brave swimmers and body boarders.
After 12 miles of rambling, the Roses reached Rhosneigr, today’s destination and enjoyed a coffee in the Oyster Catcher. And the sun was shining!!
Wrapped up Sunday with a beer at the pub and a fabulous Indian meal at Rozis. And so to sleep and prepare for another day.