Aberystwyth to Morfa Bychan – Wales Coast Path

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Sometimes things happen when you walk. Leaving home on a Saturday morning with the intention of walking constantly for three days ended in a two hour walk, a stressed shoulder, agonising pain, and cancelled hotels. A big shout out to the Wynnstay Hotel in Machynlleth and Maes Bach in Aberystwyth for their understanding following our late cancellation.

The walk itself took us over the bridge across the River Rheidol, skirting Tanybwlch beach, looking across at Pendinas and the monument commemorating the Duke of Wellington and Waterloo.

Following a steep climb up Allt Wen, we trudged along to Morfa Bychan, where the lovely team at the caravan park called a taxi. That was the end of our walk.

We did manage to take in the Sunday morning food festival before wisely calling off the weekend . Lesson learnt you not only need good legs for walking, you also need the rest of your body to be fully functioning ….

A pleasant encounter in the shared kitchen at Maes Bach made the weekend. A young woman from Newfoundland offered to share her breakfast. She had been a student at the University and had taken Welsh lessons, she was on her way to Nantgwrtheyrn for a Welsh refresher course. She loved Wales

We spoke in Welsh, she was currently living in Denmark and learning Danish. I admired her youthful commitment to absorbing the language and culture of both countries.

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