We've had a busy year here in Aberdaron for both Edge of Wales Walk and Manaros. During the spring we were busy with the filming of our new promotional video. This was produced in partnership with Anglesey Walking Holidays and Walkalongway in Pembrokeshire to encourage walking holidays around the entire coastline of Wales.
The early summer saw the annual RS Thomas Festival take place in and around Aberdaron. Peter has enjoyed Thomas' poetry for years and now serves as treasurer for the RS Thomas and ME Eldridge Society which organises the festival. We were particularly honoured this year to have the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, as our guest of honour.
|The festival events were well attended, including this talk by Dr Williams at the village school Ysgol Cryd y Werin.|
We were very lucky with the weather during August when Peter's adult children and grandchildren came for their annual summer holiday in Manaros. All the little ones had a fantastic time playing on the beach and in the sea.
We had 3 big groups of walkers this year, from Austria, the UK and Italy. The Llyn is fairly well set up for large groups thanks to hotels like the Woodlands Hall in Edern and the local coach hire companies such as CJS, Nefyn coaches and Berwyn coaches. However, we have plans to improve the offering even further for 2018. More on that later...
|This was our Italian party from the walking club Walden Viaggi a Piedi|
|They mostly had excellent weather here, even in September, as shown in their crossing of Hell's Mouth at low tide.|
|The weather was good enough to visit Bardsey Island.|
|The plan for the new downstairs with a large wheelchair accessible bedroom suitable for families.|
|We plan to have three ensuite bedrooms upstairs.|