Sunday, 3 July 2011

It's T-shirt time!

This is Saturday's Blog. No signal last evening at Barmouth.

Suddenly I'm not the odd man out. Everyone is walking around in shorts and T-shirts. The only difference is that their legs are white. It also seems that half of Manchester is here; everyone I've spoken to in the past 24 hours has been from that fair city. The Isle of Man used to be the holiday destination of choice for Lancastrians, it being slightly exotic and 'abroad', but this has rather been taken over by the bikers. Nowadays the choice is between the Costa del Sol and ... the Llyn Peninsula. Yes, the resorts of Abersoch and Pwllheli were teeming with holidaymakers and despite a few touristy shops, they remain quite attractive places.

Sitting having lunch by the entrance to Pwllheli Harbour, there's a constant stream of leisure craft making its way out to sea. Some vessels are clearly very expensive ones; there's plenty of money here. The Marina is huge and stacked with yachts.

Today has been glorious, not only for the weather, but also for the views and harbours of the Llyn Peninsula. There's a similarity between this area and the West Penwith area of Cornwall (Land's End). Looking at the map you'll see that they have a similar configuration, and probably similar climates. Certainly, there are plenty of palm trees to be seen on the Llyn, just like Cornwall.

I managed to maintain the eight-mile advantage over my schedule, cycling on as far as Barmouth before settling for a camp site. Tomorrow I'll need a B&B, as I'm running out of juice on everything.

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