We’ve often written about our Friday Walks, but this one’s a special Tuesday Walk. Special because it takes place on Sarah’s birthday.
We set off mid-morning to drive round the north coast of Wales to one of our favourite places.
Known variously as a haar, a sea mist , a sea fret. We don’t know it yet but we’ve seen our last clear blue sky of the day.
And haar or no haar this is a staggeringly beautiful place.One of our favourite places on Earth. Over the years we have come here for peace, for reflection and for the simple joy of seeing nature at its most magnificent. Once we stood here, rooted to the spot, watching a mighty black rainstorm sweep towards us from Snowdonia. Still rooted seconds later as it hit us both full in the face and soaked us to our skins. Elemental.
And before we get there Sarah would like you to know that one of her birthday presents has come with her on the walk.
This side of the island is sheltered from the Irish Sea, forming a still lagoon.
Before we’d left the house earlier on, our friend Sarah Jones, having read the ‘Enjoy every sandwich’ post, came round with something she thought would go well on our walk after any sandwiches.
Well, obviously there are two really, but because Sarah has done so much bending down to look at shells and wildflowers, only mine is fit to be photographed by this stage. But they both taste wonderful, so thank you very much Sarah.
We walk on.
And we take the picture we always take here.
And it doesn’t matter. Though there have been a few other people around, the haar has sealed us all in quiet private places. And helped us to see this familiar place in a new light. Having thought of this as a walk about views, we’ve experienced it today as a more intense, closely focussed walk. Focussing in on the details of us and here and now. Much like Sarah’s new camera.
See here for us walking to Ynys Llanddwyn on a clear day. Also big thanks to Gerry of ‘That’s How the Light Gets In’ for writing about Ynys Llanddwyn recently and reminding us that we hadn’t been here this year.