Friday, 2 January 2015

A seaside walk in Wales #magicmoments

We visited friends in Wales this week and despite my protestations they decided we would go on a "nice" walk. In my book those two words should never go together. Proper coach potato I am.

Anyway we started by walking through a "secret garden" complete with a real-life Rapunzel Tower...



We climbed down a steep zig-zag path to reach an almost deserted beach where there were hundreds of rock pools.

We found a star fish and felt it sucking our hands as we held it.

And we explored a sea cave. The entrance was covered by falling water from a cliffside waterfall. We spotted a rainbow created by sun shining through the spray - can you spot it in the pictures?


Then came the scariest bit - so scary I forgot to take any pictures. We had to climb up the cliff using two long metal ladders and some crumbly stone steps. All the children zipped up like mountain goats. Dad and his friend climbed up carrying lumps of driftwood. I was so terrified I couldn't look up or down and had to sit down at the top until I had stopped shaking - I hate heights!!!

At the top of the cliff we followed the path back to the carpark. At some points we were only inches from the cliff edge and it was very windy - cue me screeching at the children to keep as far to the right (away from the edge) as possible!

A brief stop for some tree climbing then home in time to watch an amazing sunset from my friends gorgeous seaside home.


Country Kids from Coombe Mill Family Farm Holidays Cornwall


20 comments:

  1. What amazing photos and a wonderful looking day, I have every sympathy with your scary moment, I would have been the same and infact have been in similar situation exploring secret beaches local to us. a real seaside adventure. thank you for sharing on Country Kids.

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  2. Okay I just have to ask how you went down. Did you use that ladder still?

    This place is so awesome! I can see the rainbows that you are talking about. Thanks for sharing this stunning place =)

    #countrykids

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    1. The way down was almost as scary - a tiny muddy steep path with the occasional post to hang onto and a sheer drop over a cliff. I'm not good with heights!

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  3. What amazing photos. It looks like such a beautiful place!! I found the rainbow!! :D

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    1. I took about a thousand pictures of the rainbow - was almost worth the terror of getting to the beach and off it again!

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  4. Oh it is beautiful! Love the idea of exploring sea caves and it sounds a little scary!

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    1. So beautiful. At the top I marvelled why none was on the beach - now I know why! I have a funny story to tell about the ladder trip which I think is worth a blog post on it's own!

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  5. My 4 year old seems obsessed with visiting Wales at the moment. I have no idea what she expects to find or where this obsession has come from. We live in Brighton and she's never even been to Wales before! #magicmoments

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  6. awww Afra this really does sound like a fantastic trip! .. and such lovely photographs!

    Thanks for linking up with #MagicMoments xxx

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    1. Thanks Jaime -but made me miss my friend even more.

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  7. looks like such a fab place. Love the pictures everyone looks so happy.
    Happy new year

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  8. What a lovely romantic tower! I love North Wales, so many magical places.

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    1. And such deserted beaches - was a wonderful trip

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  9. Metal ladders on a cliff and caves definitely don't appeal to me in the slightest, but that Rapunzel-like tower looks great!

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  10. What a gorgeous place! It's absolutely stunning.
    #MagicMoments x

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  11. Looks like a beautiful place. Good thing about it being cold, less people.
    They say there is no such thing as a cold day, just the wrong clothes....whoever "They" are. lol

    L
    #MagicMoments

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  12. Lovely photos! looks like you had a fab time xx #magicmoments

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