Panorama from Morfa Conwy Beach at the start of the walk.
Loking across Conwy Marina towards Conwy Mountain.
Looking North from the bridge over the Afon Conwy.
Pipit yes, but is it a Rock pipit?
Our usual lunch spot after the storms earlier in the year, not available this time!
Just to prove that at least one of us was still wearing shorts on the 1st of November!
Wigeon at Conwy.
Walk stats: Distance: 10.0 miles. Climb: 210' (645' wind assisted on the GPS).
Time: 4 hours 29 minutes. On the move walking average: 2.6 m.p.h. Overall walk average: 2.2 m.p.h.
Group: Martyn and Mike.
We set of optimistically hoping that we wouldn't need our waterproofs and that shorts and sunglasses were the order of the day. In reality we didn't really need much of either!
The start of the walk was a very pleasant stroll along the beach, with good views in all directions. Our first experience of the erosion was as we approached the Marina, where parts of the path had been washed away, but this was minimal. The major evidence of storm damage was as we approached the wind shelter that we had used last year as our lunch spot. This was still a no go area and we had to take lunch in brick built wind shelter a few hundred yards further on towards Llandudno West Shore.
Our final stretch of the Coastal Path was parallel with the golf course, but still close to the shore, it merely wound its way through the sand dunes, not really the best way to finish the walk with tired legs.
Despite being a there and back walk, it is a very enjoyable walk, with lots to draw your gaze, even if you aren't a twitcher!
Birds seen or heard today included: European robin, Common blackbird, Herring gull, Black-headed gull, Oystercatcher, Common redshank, Eurasian curlew, Little egret, Mallard, Grey heron, Northern wigeon, House sparrow, Common starling, Rock pipit and Mute swan.
After walk drinks were enjoyed at the Blue Bell in Halkyn, where the Dabinett cider went down well.