Today’s Treasures – The Llŷn Peninsular
The September sunshine has been such a tonic after all the August rain, and the Autumn mornings have a special sweetness; the leaves are turning, the apples are ripening, pumpkins are peeping through fading leaves and the golden rays of harvest sunshine bathe everything in a warm glow.
We had two glorious days away exploring the Llŷn Peninsular. The sandy beaches are magical experiences, paddling through wavelets lapping onto the shore, feeling the sand between your toes, watching the seagulls soaring above, or standing motionless in the shallows; listening to the waves whispering onto the sand, swirling around rocks and making little whirlpools with white foaming edges.
Walking down to the beach the paths are decorated with late honeysuckle, curling around orange and red rosehips, sparkling in the sunshine. A few bright pink campion flowers brighten the grassy verges, along with ox-eye daisies and pale pink thrift.
We drove right to the end of the peninsular – and ate lunch overlooking Bardsey island, listening to the sheep grazing quietly all around us and the gentle whistling of a slight cooling breeze, and drowsing in the warm sunshine.
We stopped for fish’n’chips on the way home and ate them watching the last rays of the September sun set over lake Bala.
You don’t need to go far to find moments to treasure on a sandy shore caressed by whispering waves.
Published in the October edition of the Whitchurch Gossip