Monday 26 September 2016

Plas Glyn y Weddw & The Whistling Sands

With all these open doors events happening during the month of September in Wales, we had to take this amazing opportunity to travel around North Wales before the big move to France! We went to Abersoch earlier this year but never really took the time to explore the Llyn Peninsula. So a couple of weekends ago, we prepared a picnic and headed to Oriel Plas Glyn y Weddw in the morning to enjoy a walk around the gallery hearing all about its history thanks to a really nice tour guide.

We loved the place, and the view that you get from the top floor is amazing! Unfortunately, over the years it's been used for many different purposes and a lot of original features have been removed. But the brilliant team now in charge of it put it back to its rightful status and it does look amazing. The guide we were talking to said that he could tell when people had never set foot in the building because when they enter, they're always stopping at the door, in awe of what they see and looking at every detail.

We didn't have time to walk around the surroundings of the building much but there are apparently loads of walks to do in the nearby forest, and of course, the path in front of the gallery is part of the official coastal path. Also, let me tell you that if we didn't have a picnic ready in the car, we would have definitely grabbed a piece of cake from the café. All the cakes looked amazing and we were told that the café is a definite hit!

I do apologise for the lack of photos of Porthor (also known as the Whistling Sands) because this is very much unlike me, but I guess I was just in the moment and didn't think about snapping tonnes of photos this time!

We arrived just at the right time as the sun was shining and even though it was quite windy, we really enjoyed having the beach to ourselves whilst having our picnic on the sand (we really should have taken some kind of blanket with us...). The water wasn't too cold and we had fun jumping around with the waves! We also took the time to walk around the coastal path after putting back the rest of our picnic in the car. It started to rain though so we didn't stay much longer!

Before heading back home, we were planning on visiting the famous Ty Coch Inn, but it was closed :(. We'll have to go back very soon!

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