Gusty, Tempestuous, Blowy, Blasting, Blustery, Windy. That about sums up our weekend.

When we booked a weekend away in October in Aberdaron, it was in June when it was sunny and warm and well – not very windy.  It didn’t occur to us that we would be holding onto our hats for the weekend once it arrived…!

The wind speed averaged 30 mph during the stay on our campsite perched on the cliff of the Llyn Peninsula overlooking Aberdaron bay.   In fact, it was a bit like the end of the world when we arrived on the site in driving rain and wind to find the mains water had gone off!

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Thankfully by the time Saturday rolled around the wind had stopped and the mains water supply had returned to normal service so we set off on our coastal walk around the peninsula.  I describe the 15 miles as very hilly with lots of alternating coves and cliffs  but it was a very scenic and very enjoyable walk – I especially liked the ice cream at the beach at Whistling Sands.  This was a good test of my new back pack which I’d bought in Canada.

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The wind continued through the night and onto Sunday.  We had a little stop at a beach Paul used to go to as a child on our way home.  We took the very scenic route through Snowdonia and up the Llanberis pass to get home.

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In other news, I finished my work in the world of consultancy this week in a flurry of cakes, meals out and adopted beavers… If you ever want to feel loved and respected in your job and in your work, I recommend leaving.  This seems to be the time when people tell you how much they appreciate you…  I start my new job as a Nuclear Safety Inspector on Monday.  I am nervous about the new role and the challenges I will face but am looking forward to getting settled and meeting my new colleagues.  Wish me luck!