In the Easter holidays we walked to one of the small local beaches, Conduit in Hakin. It’s a nice scooter/bike ride/walk to go on and one we’ve done so many times over the years. This place is much appreciated when we need to get out of the house but don’t feel like travelling too far.
There are lovely houses and gardens overlooking the beach- it must be such a special place to live.
On the beach we love walking along the rocks and finding sealife. The kids enjoy climbing up the rocks too- something I find harder these days! They are so quick and nimble and make me feel really ungainly as I stumble slowly behind them. I did tell them all to keep their shoes on as we were climbing, but shoes were off and as they’re light on their feet luckily the hard rocks didn’t hurt or cut them.
Most of our older relatives tell us that they used to come and play here a lot when they were younger. They’d be sent out with their sandwiches, play all day and then come home just before dark.
We paddled and sat in the deep rock pools that overlook the sea- it almost feels like being at a fancy spa with a sea views (just look out for the crabs sharing it with you!).
Apart from the human features, beaches are so timeless and the Conduit that we know today is not very different to the one we see in old postcards from 1900’s and 1960’s- I love looking at these and am so grateful for the internet for making all these images easy to access.
I also felt like I could be anywhere in the world really but there was a Welsh flag lying to remind me I was home!
From here, you can walk the coastal path to the Docks and to the Rath, so in the Summer holidays we will make a day of it and then walk back home with Dave as he comes home from work. Maybe I will even get to relax and read a book as the kids play…
What local walks do you enjoy?