British Coastal Road Trip

Day 05 – Dolgellau to Porthmadog

Sunshine again!  Best day of weather so far.  On day five we drove the remaining part of the Welsh west coast, then looped around the Lynn Peninsula ending back at Porthmadog.

 

Photo of the day

Coastal Road Trip, Braich y Pwll, Heather, Sheep
Braich y Pwll

 

Barmouth

Coastal Road Trip, Barmouth, Lifeboat
Lifeboat resting in the shallow and still early morning waters of Barmouth.

 

Harlech

Coastal Road Trip, Harlech Castle
Old meets new at Harlech Castle, with is modern bridge linked into the medieval fort.

 

Portmeirion

Coastal Road Trip, Portmeirion, Julian, Jarno
The totally surreal village of Portmeirion.  Created by Welsh architect Sir Clough Williams-Ellis.  Weird but we kind of liked it.
Coastal Road Trip, Portmeirion
The Central Piazza, but nothing is quite what it seems…
Coastal Road Trip, Portmeirion
Yes, this is Wales..?!

 

Criccieth

Coastal Road Trip, Criccieth
Criccieth with the contrast between the trim colourful town houses and the headland with Criccieth Castle perched on top.

 

Abersoch

Coastal Road Trip, Abersoch
Abersoch, tide is out again…

 

Plas yn Rhiw

Coastal Road Trip, Plas yn Rhiw
The blooming cottage garden at the modest yet comfy Plas yn Rhiw House, another National Trust property.

 

Aberdaron

Coastal Road Trip, Aberdaron
The former fishing village of Aberdaron with its bay and beach, plus car park concertinaed in this panorama shot.

 

Braich y Pwll

Coastal Road Trip, Braich y Pwll
The most westerly point of Wales, with breathtaking views from the single track lane to the coastguard lookout at the top.
Coastal Road Trip, Braich y Pwll, Julian, Jarno
Hello from Braich y Pwll and the Irish Sea.
Coastal Road Trip, Braich y Pwll, Heather
Braich y Pwll sheep enjoying the weather too.

 

Porthor

Coastal Road Trip, Porthor
Another National Trust stop at Porthor Beach on the north side of the Lynn Peninsula.

 

Porthdinllaen

Coastal Road Trip, Porthdinllaen
After trying to find Porthdinllaen precariously walking across a golf course, we turned back to the car park, and realized we could see it in the distance on the other side of the headland.
Coastal Road Trip, Porthdinllaen view
And in the final photo of the day, with the view to the east from Porthdinllaen across to Porthnefyn.  We then headed back south to Porthmadog for the evening.

 

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5 thoughts on “Day 05 – Dolgellau to Porthmadog

  1. Glad to see you went to Anglesey. What about changing that cheesy background music for some local folk music? Especially when you’re going round Scotland….so much more atmospheric 😛

  2. Gorgeous shot of Braich y Pwll. Meanwhile Porthdinllaen definitely on the list of places to visit this year. Looks like our holidays this year will involve a cut down version of your roadtrip !

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