Tuesday, 28 May 2019

To the beach


Wales: Blue sky and sunshine... must be time for a walk to the beach.  We followed the Wales Coast Path along the side of the Teifi estuary. It's a very pleasant walk with lovely views down over the water. Where the river meets the sea there is a small headland and a bit of a harbour area, with lots of boats. Of course, it looks very different depending on whether the tide is in or out. At low tide, there are numerous small channels and sandbanks. The estuary is now very shallow so boats need to take a lot of care navigating upstream, even when the tide is high.




There's plenty of wildlife to see on the way. These were shelduck, dabbling around in the mud.


Eventually you clear the river mouth and arrive at the beach, Poppit Sands. It's a lovely long crescent of sand, backed by dunes, with a few rocks at one end that provide plenty of interest for rock-pool foraging. It's truly lovely. 



6 comments:

  1. So it was too cold to dip a toe in the waters, I imagine. Great to at least get to look around though!

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  2. Beautiful photos, the beach looks wonderful on this Vermont rainy day. Shelduck are new to me, very pretty.

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  3. Shelducks are new to me as well.

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  4. That looks like a fabulous beach!

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  5. It looks like a lovely area and coastline, i could imagine sitting on that hill with a blanket and a book.

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