In my last post my husband complained that my running replacement - hiking up hills - almost finished off him and his dicky ticker.
So for our second post-lockdown mini-break I sourced a scenic and less energetic route - the Anglesey Coastal Path.
I fell in love with Anglesey around the same time as I fell in love with my husband in 1985.
I would run out from my hall of residence in Bangor to the Menai Bridge in Anglesey, touch the nearest lampost and return back along the same route to my hall before most of my friends got out of bed.
I felt so smug with my overseas trip that took around 30 minutes.
It turns out that the man I met in my first week at Bangor University had a family holiday home on the island in Cemaes Bay and we would catch a bus and spend a few nights there during the off season.
Sadly, the house was sold (we don't talk about that) but we did return to Cemaes Bay in 2008 with our four children and my story won first prize in The Guardian's travel competition.
You can read it here.
Over the years we have been back many times walking parts of the 125 mile coastal path and I still enjoy those out and back routes - the view is so very different when you walk back.
Last weekend we went with our two friends, Kev and Denise (professional walkers who have almost completed the Camino de Santiago) to walk a few more sections.
We walked on three days for around 10 miles a day.
The beauty of an out/back walk is that you can stop at any point and turn back to make it shorter or longer but you will be guaranteed stunning scenery, beautiful beaches and that sense of wellbeing that only walking by water can bring.
Come and join me.
As we were staying in an Airbnb rental in Benllech we used the beautiful sandy beach as our starting point.
On our first day we chose to walk right and keep going.
From Benllech we turned left.
Always a good thing!
This was the prettiest route.
It was a much more undulating route along the coastal path but there were so many more beautiful bays to stop and gaze at.
Our route took us as far as Lligwy Beach but we passed many beautiful bays and beaches.
A sandy one and then a pebble beach and then shingle.
There was always a surprise and the wild flowers were wonderful.
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