|Distance:||28.7 km or 17.8 miles|
|Ascent:||675m or 2215ft|
|Descent:||677m or 2221ft|
This walk was back Mid Oct & started off pretty much where I'd left of last year. I made use of a pay & display car park with toilets by the exit. It was another fine forecast day that agin as seems to have been my luck this year not as fine as predicted but still reasonable, bar a patch of rain slightly before I'd planned to stop for lunch, but since I'd passed some shelters on the S side of Aberaeron harbour I backtracked 100yds or so & had early lunch.
Taken from the breakwater wall at Cei Newydd / New Quay showing the beach ahead I would be following outwards & how the natural bay provides shelter for boat mooring.
Tracks in the sand coming from the lifeboat station
The Narrows as I thought of it about 1/2hr after low tide & since the tide was only partly out on the way back I went inland to get by rather than reach it & have to head back.
Nature creating its own type of Zebra crossing with shell fragments
Deviating from the official coast path I stuck to the beach to round the headland at Llanina & went on a bit more on the beach, on the way out & got this view, but I turned off it before it's end & went over the hill pictured.
Going up the hill the view back over Llanina headland to New Quay /Cei Newydd
From around the top of the hill the coast ahead
The Afon Drywi stream cuts through the land, thankfully crossing is easy due to the bridge...
...it then drops onto a beach when the tide is out ie on my way out..
...& into the sea when the tide is in ie on my way back.
The cliffs & shoreline ahead
Looking back over the valley of the Afon Drywi that I'd just crossed
The inner harbour at Aberaeron with weir to keep the boats in it afloat at low tide & the reflection of the van that so struck me.
Looking on from the furthest point on my walk, the beach below Aberarth
Same place but looking back, but I'd come on the official path on top of the cliff, that offered easier going on hard ground rather than shingle beach.
On my way back the outer harbour at Aberaeron
Not your average rowing boat & the pedestrian bridge over the Afon/River Aeron
A full car park even out of peak season.
Looking back to Aberaeron
Pic 20The path was blocked & they were very reluctant to move & I didn't want to use the gap behind them.
Hmmm ... so was that GPX uploaded to the mapping app first?