Writers in Wales in the sunshine

I spent the weekend in North Wales at Ty Newydd, the National Writers’ Centre for Wales near Cricieth on the Llyn Peninsula.  I was there for a re-union of those on a course last year on travel writing.  We gelled as a group in an amazing way, felt that something special had happened and so we kept in touch.

Sunday morning was cloudless so we walked down to the Coast Path and then along the foreshore, chatting and sharing.  It can be a Wild Walk in storm conditions but Sunday it was a very pleasant, easy amble.

Visibility was crystal clear.  A few images from the weekend, mostly taken with my Canon S100 compact.  I wished I had taken my SLR for zooming in.

Sunrise from my bedroom window

Sunrise from my bedroom window

A golden glow promises a good day ahead

A golden glow promises a good day ahead

Not the Mediterranean, North Wales

Not the Mediterranean, North Wales

Tide mark

Tide mark

Oh Bouy! (in Englsih Pronounced 'boy', not 'Boo Ee'

Oh Bouy! (in English Pronounced ‘boy’, not ‘Boo Ee’

Nothing to add

Nothing to add

Cormorant and Criccieth

Cormorant and Criccieth

Closer look

Closer look

Back to the house

Back to the house

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10 Responses to Writers in Wales in the sunshine

  1. BarryH says:

    Thanks Jen. Conditions were good.

  2. dai hankey says:

    WOW! That nothing to add photo is phenomenal!! Great photos dad.

  3. BarryH says:

    Special Place. Special time. Special People

  4. Amazing photos. Just found your blog through Jen Barclay’s “An Octopus in My Ouzo”. Used to live in Wales (24 years in fact). You know we have some rocks quite near us, here in southern Rhodes, where the cormorants sit just like the one in your shots.

  5. BarryH says:

    Thanks for the comment. Though I often fly to Rhodes I don’t know it well outside of the Old Town as I generally head straight for a ferry to the smaller islands. Maybe I should take more time to explore when I come back next year.

    • I often tell people that Rhodes is two islands. Anywhere South of, say Afandou, and you’ll find the real Greece. Not to say that there isn’t lots of the real Greece in Rhodes town, but as with yourself, prior to living here we never took holidays on Rhodes. the nearest we got was landing at the airport and going to Mandraki for the Symi boat! But down South it’s a different world, as we’ve found out since moving out here. There are lots of ideas on my own blog. Dunno if you’ve seen it, so, just in case, it’s here: http://ramblingsfromrhodes.blogspot.com

  6. BarryH says:

    I hadn’t come across your blog before so thanks for pointing me to it, very entertaining. I do most of my reading when I’m travelling and am pleased that your books are on Kindle. I’ll be stocking up when I head for Canada in January. I’m currently working on a book chronicling my journey round Greece by bus last summer. Thanks again, good to hear from you.

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