Barmouth

Saturday 24th March

Although it rained overnight we woke to a very pleasant day so as decided the previous evening we set off to explore more of Barmouth, the tide was out so we were able to walk for at least 1.5 miles along the beach to Barmouth. Layla loved it apart from the very end where she fell off a concrete slab and fell in the deep water, she had a very surprised look on her face.

Barmouth is in the Welsh county of Gwynedd lying on the estuary of the River Mawddach and Cardigan Bay. Barmouth Bridge carries the Cambrian Railway line over the River Mawddach and in season there is also a ferry which sails across the estuary to Penrhyn Point where it connects to the Fairbourne Light Railway. Although initially known for ship building Barmouth is now predominately a tourist town.

When we reached Barmouth we decided to continue our walk and we walked out of town and across the bridge over the estuary as started to do so the train came across too. Upon our return to town we found a nice cafe and had lunch, this was followed by a mooch around the shops and then a slow stroll back to Homer.

At 5.30 pm we again walked back into Barmouth to The Last Inn where we had a very pleasant meal and a few drinks and walked back in the dark, again we joined Alison and Peter in their van for drinks and conversation.

A very enjoyable day all round and we believe we walked at least 8 miles today.

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