Looking along the beach towards Aber.
"Who said it was going to be cold today?"
A Red admiral - one of the many butterflies seen today.
A few of the Mute swans seen around Aber Ogwen.
Walk stats: Distance: 10. 6 miles. Climb: 201'.
Time: 5 hours 44 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.4 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 1.9 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Roger.
The weather forecast was at best light showers and at worse prolonged heavy showers. In the morning we had very little rain of any significance, late in the afternoon we did get a shower that lasted for nearly an hour!
This turned out to be a very pleasant coastal walk with lots of butterflies about and lots of birds to see, particularly around high tide.
The highlight of the day was probably seeing 80 Mute swans around Aber Ogwen, although seeing seven Eider ducks and 10 Ringed plover was good too.
Lunch was taken at Aber Ogwen, where we were able to take advantage of one of the pic-nic tables, unfortunately without a see view, and we didn't see where the swans went.
We also saw impressive numbers of Greylag geese, Canada geese, Oystercatchers, House martins, Barn swallow, Common swift, Common curlew and gulls.
The surprise of the day was seeing Lynn Loyley and Ringo as we approached Llanfairfechan at the end of the walk.
Birds seen or heard today included: Mute swan, Mallard, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Black-leaded gull, Lesser black-backed gull, Herring gull, Great black-backed gull, Common tern, House sparrow, Pied wagtail, Ringed plover, Common curlew, Eider duck, Lapwing, Oystercatcher, Great cormorantGreenfinch, Little egret, Common blackbird, Grey heron and Common redshank.
Butterflies seen today included: Small white (in quite large numbers), Red admiral, Common blue, Meadow brown and Gatekeeper.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn at Halkyn.