We are both determined to complete the path on mainland Wales on this trip, before completing our Wales Coast Path walk on the Isle of Anglesey.
We are joined by Louise Tambini, a good thing as she sets up a good pace. It is officially British Summer Time, the days are longer and the sun is shining. The Beast from the East 3 is forecast for a few days time, so we need to set up a bit of a pace.
We selected the Blue route, the Red route through Sychnant Pass is a walk for another day!
We walked along the beach from Conwy Morfa. You could walk along the beach as far as Penmaenmawr as long as tides permit and be wary of soft sand, but not wanting to be too disloyal to the path we rejoined at Penmaebach and worked our way through a network of
bridges and cycle paths along this stretch, heading high over the A55 is a marvel of engineering and effort.
We stopped for coffee at the cafe in Penmaenmawr. The vivid street art helps to come to terms with the brutalist architecture.
The pretty village of Llanfairfechan is soon reached, the Victorian school with the separate entrance for boys and girls, the independent shops and the chapels add a certain charm, heading under the bridge to the promenade we watched a chap feed the swans by the pond,before following the track to Morfa Madryn and a network of nature reserves, teaming with birdlife.
We could have parked the car at the nature reserve below Abergwyngregyn, but not knowing this we had parked in the village.
Greeted by a smiling George Clooney. Well on a poster, ad eating a brand of coffee, a welcome sight nonetheless.
In the evening we had dinner at the local pub, the Garddfon Inn – Desperate Dan wouldn’t have been unhappy with the size and quality of my Welsh beef steak