Imagine my delight when I saw blue skies like this out of the window this morning. The sun has finally started to feel like it’s got some heat to it, which is lovely! MrKiss and I both decided we needed to get outdoors before this sunny spell vanishes.
Aberystwyth has a pretty standard beach, but at the North end, right by where MrKiss lives, you can climb over a bit of sea-wall and find yourself in this beautiful, deserted stretch of beach, covered in layers of rock. Most of the beach between here and the next town is much like the picture above; very rocky, with the stones worn into strange shapes from the sea.
We packed up some sandwiches and set off for an explore. It really is gorgeous. We picked our way among the rocks (with only slip into a rock pool from me. Result.) as far as the next town, which is mostly caravan parks.
From there, we joined the cliff path and walked to the causeway at Wallog. The causeway is a great strip of rubble that stretches out into the sea for a pretty impressive distance.
Local legend says that the causeway used to reach a village that has now been swallowed by the sea.
Sadly, it seems the truth is less eerie. The causeway is probably caused by a massive glacier that used to be on the site. I don’t pretend to understand these things, but MrKiss is quite knowledgeable on such subjects and tells me that the cliffs here and the way the causeway is lined up tell geologists and those who know that there was probably a glacier here at some point. When it melted, it dumped all the rubble it was carrying down, and it’s compacted down into the causeway we have now.
I love getting out of the main town off the beaten track a bit here. Aber is wonderful, but such a bubble. I forget what pretty, interesting sites there are so close by.
I’ve been slack on the ‘fashion’ side of this little blog lately; I’m sorry. Days like this are lovely, but are spent in fleeces and trainers. Not very photo-worthy! I promise some more variety soon.