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tabbycat

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A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« on: 16:14:54, 12/12/12 »
A eight mile beach & estuary walk.
 
 Catching the train at Talsarnau railway stn to Harlech stn.
 
Then a very relaxing  sunny & warm day along the beach right out to Harlech Point, then turning back up the Dwyryd estuary towards Portmeirion & Snowdonia .
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
The imposing Harlech Castle
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
We turn right along the beach for the start of the eight mile walk
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Signing for the new Wales Coastal path, Unfortunately the  Wales coastal path doesn't go along the beach , it would have been to dangerous to take walkers on to the tidal estuary were we are going today !
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Although it was warm some of the north facing dunes retained frost
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Near to & overlooking Harlech Point there is a drift wood seat set up in the dunes , the seat looks out over the Llyn Peninsula & with a back drop of the Rhinog mountains it doesn't get much better than that for a lunch spot . 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 TC.. now out in the Estuary with Cnicht behind can't hang about here in a few hours time this will be under water
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
So much space out here on the estuary
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Looking out of the estuary towards Tremadog Bay
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Has to be done
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
No 9 buoy with Moel y Gest behind
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 Walked over here many times but never noticed this  Survey Marker in the middle of the estuary it will be under water soon , i have seen wet bikes / boats flying around how its never been hit i don't know
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Snowdon always looks good from sea level
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Portmeirion with Snowdon behind
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
In the summer months its around this point we wade cross the estuary into Portmeirion, but without knowledge of the sand banks & strong tides this can happen .....
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nMtRQyjs2Nw&list=FL7WQOsPOwCoX_cTFRZ9jW2A&index=1
 
 
 
 
Well done to the lads of the Criccieth Lifeboat
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
Real winter sunset over a pond at Ynys .
 
 
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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #1 on: 17:06:02, 12/12/12 »
Great pics. Love the Portmerion shots, somewhere I've never been.
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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #2 on: 20:23:04, 12/12/12 »
Great photos and what a lovely day for your walk.


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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #3 on: 20:29:05, 12/12/12 »
nice  snowdon looks great behind Portmerion


thanks for sharing
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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #4 on: 14:14:45, 13/12/12 »
Fab photos O0  Love the Portmeirion photos with Snowdon behind - I've never been there but I must. Thanks for posting  :)
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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #5 on: 12:21:55, 14/12/12 »
Thanks for the comments  O0
Wouldn't like to be out on the estuary today, midday here & there is hardly any daylight  :(

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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #6 on: 20:52:31, 24/02/19 »
Hi, Tabbycat,


Unfortunately photos not showing now.  But, have I got you right, that it's possible, at low tide, to wade across from the Talsarnau side to Portmeirion, through the channel of the Afon Dwyryd?   Preferably with a careful reading of the tide table, which this laddie clearly omitted.


When, a few years ago I walked the Cumbrian coast I did well at finding guides to take me over the estuaries (Kent, Leven, Duddon and Solway).  On the Welsh coast --- now walked from Chepstow to Machynlleth --- wither they've been unfordable or I've had no luck with finding people who knew the crossings.




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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #7 on: 21:03:11, 24/02/19 »
I think you are going to be disappointed Oldtramp, this thread is 6 years old and tabbycat hasn't been on the forum for the last 5.
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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #8 on: 21:20:12, 24/02/19 »
Thanks, Ridge, and noted.


 But worth a punt; cats sleep a lot of the time!

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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #9 on: 21:24:31, 24/02/19 »
But worth a punt; cats sleep a lot of the time!
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You could try PMing him.
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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #10 on: 17:02:03, 28/02/19 »
Shame this is an old thread and the pics aren't showing.  Always love a good coastal shot! :D
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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #11 on: 19:25:41, 28/02/19 »
Shame this is an old thread and the pics aren't showing.  Always love a good coastal shot! :D

I can see the photos however they all have a "photobucket" watermark in the corner  :(
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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #12 on: 06:50:59, 01/03/19 »
I can see the photos however they all have a "photobucket" watermark in the corner  :(
Noticed this post yesterday and no photos, I opened it as I recall the topic from 2012, because Mrs BWW and I did an estuary walk of similar distance off Ynys Llas the year before. Just opened up and all the photos appear. Have photobucket relented?

"Proudly hosted by Photobucket", blazoned across each image rather gives the impression that a companies goolies are in a vice or is that an incorrect deduction?

Now that the photos have reappeared it is interesting to see the map, a linear walk from station to station. Our walk at Ynys Llas was circular with only a few hundred yards above the high tide line, we walked in bare feet following the tide out. My photos were nearly all close ups with interesting lighting effects on shells, jellyfish and so many other images that caught my eye, over a hundred.

We still talk of that walk, only started as a stroll down to the water's edge and then measured the distance and found we had walked over 8 miles.


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Re: A Day on the Beach ...8 mile walk .
« Reply #13 on: 16:24:55, 02/03/19 »

Good photos and map now we've got them back

So, I'm tentatively reckoning that one could leave Harlech around 3h after high water, reaching a point opposite Portmeirion - 8 miles on- at around low water, then to cross directly.