The start of the walk at the old harbour at Holyhead.
The coast looking South across Porth Dafarch.
Looking towards South Stack from our lunch spot.
Not the clearest of photos, but at least you can tell it's a Red-billed chough.
The Coastal Path as we head towards Holyhead Harbour.
Observing Dodd's 1st Rule of Walking!
Walk stats: Distance: 12.2 miles. Climb: 1292'.
Time: 7 hours 22 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.1 m.p.h. Overall walk average:1.7 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn, Celia and Grandad Mike.
A little dull to start with, but by lunchtime it turned in to a glorious day for walking, and with so many flowers to look at and birds to see and listen to, this was a walk not to be rushed!
Once again we decided to get the worst part of the walk over, weaved our way through the Holyhead streets to the coast at Port y Corwgi.
Walking along the coast is always delightful, and especially so today we so much to see. The number of flowers seen to day included: Sheep's bit scabious, Squill, Meadow buttercup, Creeping buttercup, Daisy, Dandelion, Ragged robin, Sea campion, Red campion, Red valerian, Crane's bill, Sea mayweed, Thrift, Yellow rattle, Foxglove and many more that I've have forgotten.
Birds seen or heard today included: Herring gull, House sparrow, Common buzzard, Barn swallow, Jackdaw, Carrion crow, Raven, Stonechat, Meadow pipit, Skylark, Oystercatcher, Red billed chough, Razorbill, Guillemot, Meadow pipit, Winter wren, Red breasted merganser, Linnet, Great cormorant and Common blackbird.
A long walk, but a great day out.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Britannia Inn, Pentre Halkyn, where the Lees bitter went down well and Celia enjoyed her tea and crisps.