Tresilian Bay

A couple of weeks ago I went for a walk along the clifftops to Tresilian Bay.  The last time I went down there the path was far too muddy to walk along, even in wellies, but has since baked thanks to all the lovely non-Welsh weather we’ve been having. 🙂  I parked up at Llantwit Major beach and climbed the steps to the clifftop path.  It was hazy, but warm.

The clifftops were covered in pretty clumps of pink Sea Thrift and yellow Gorse…

Eventually the path drops down to Tresilian Bay – famous for its beautiful white house, World War Two outposts, and Colyn Dolphyn’s Cave.

If the weather carries on behaving I’m planning on going back for a sunset barbecue 🙂

Newport Wetlands

Last week I went for a walk around Newport Wetlands and ended up getting lost.  And I don’t mean lost in the whimsical wandering sense, I mean, send out a frigging helicopter lost.  I had no idea that the RSPB Wetlands Walk turned into the Wales Coast Path and somewhere past the lighthouse I took a wrong turning and… well, I wandered a couple of miles towards the Severn Bridge without realising.  Oops.  The path became very quiet, very suddenly (what happened to all those “Bird People” with the hats and the binoculars?) and I had to jump a few fences to find my way back.  I got there in the end though and dragged my muddy boots into the RSPB cafe for tea and cake.

The path from the RSPB centre leads through fields of reeds and waterways.  It was so still and quiet when I was there, with the occasional bird chatter coming from somewhere inside the forest of reeds 🙂

Here’s where I took a wrong turning; instead of going back through the woods, I jumped onto the Wales Coast Path and walked off in the wrong direction…!

The RSPB cafe is probably the best place to watch the birds; i.e. in the warm with a hot drink!  It’s right on one of the wetland ponds with plenty of bird feeders placed along the window so you can sit and watch 🙂