Camping on the Llyn

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Summer comes and once again we’re camping on the Llyn Peninsula with the usual suspects.

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We had a couple of very wet days early on, but after that the weather was fine, but not particularly hot and often very windy.

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Purple Loosestrife.

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Small Tortoiseshell enjoying Purple Loosestrife.

As usual our ‘radius of activity’ whilst we were there was pretty narrowly focused; we mostly stuck to the field where we were camped and the beach below it.

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After 10 years of annual visits, it was quite surprising to find the beach quite markedly changed; superficially because of the waves, the seaweed and the jellyfish (including the ‘sails’ from By-The-Wind-Sailors which I’ve never seen before) which the stormy weather was bringing in, but also more substantially because the beach seems to have steepened, with a considerable bank of sand around the high-tide mark. One consequence seems to be that the tide doesn’t go out as far as it did, making it more difficult to walk around at low-tide to the ‘secret beaches’ beyond the main strand. The beaches were also more stony than they have been in the past.

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B found this little chap in our tent when we were packing up.

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I’ve searched through my field guide but to no avail; I can’t identify it. Any ideas?

Here’s B with his next find…

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A Garden Snail…

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And the sling? He broke his Radius just below the elbow, on the trampoline in our garden, shortly before we came away. He must have thought I was missing Lancaster A&E. He’s fully recovered now, although he gets occasional twinges, usually brought on by imminent washing-up duties.

Anyway, it was a great trip. Not sure what will happen next year when late school holidays and other planned trips look to be squeezing our window for a Tudweiliog getaway. (Imagine a suitably miserable looking emoticon here, since my technical know-how is insufficient to provide one).

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Camping on the Llyn

2 thoughts on “Camping on the Llyn

    1. beatingthebounds says:

      There is that! Also, I don’t usually take my camera to the beach – I had problems with the last one after taking it down to Porth Towyn.

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