Rhossili Bay

Wednesday, 28 October 2015

At the beginning of summer, my friend Chris and I went on a day trip down to Rhossili Bay in the Gower, near Swansea. Rhossili Beach has been voted by Trip Advisor as Britain's best beach, and the 9th best beach in the world. When you think about how many beaches there are in the world, that's a pretty damn impressive accolade.

Still, it isn't too difficult to understand why this area has had such praise heaped upon it.The beach is a gloriously unspoilt sandy beach, with a cliff top walk above that stretches out into the sea.

Chris and I mistakenly thought it would be easy to find such a well known beach, but we ended up almost going into a caravan park not once but twice. It didn't help that the area was basically the middle of nowhere so Chris's phone's GPS was less than helpful. Eventually I convinced him to resort to the good old traditional map (which, like all good drivers, I always have in my car), and we realised that we'd gone straight ahead when we should have turned left quite a way back down the road. In fairness to both of us, even once we were on the correct road it still seemed unconvincing!

The day that we went was one of those days where it seems warm but becomes chilly because of the coastal breeze. Luckily I'd taken a pair of leggings that I added under my skirt - both for warmth and to avoid the embarrassing moment when the wind decides to make me flash everybody nearby. 

We walked along the cliff top, where we made friends with some sheep (or tried to ...), then Chris scrambled down some rocks while I make the decision to, uh, not.

We had a light lunch in a cliff top pub, then went down the path to the beach, where we had an obligatory paddle in the - surprisingly not that cold - sea. And took some selfies, just because.

On the way back we managed not to get lost so that was something of a triumph!

For more information on visiting Rhossili Bay, have a look at these links:
National Trust*
Visit Swansea Bay

*The National Trust car park is pay & display, but free if you're a National Trust member (like me!) with the car parking sticker.

The Beginning.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

I've had the idea for this blog for a while - it's had a name since the beginning of summer but existed as a nameless idea in my head for a few months before that - and it seems time I actually got around to starting it.

The concept for this blog is a simple one: I go on fun adventures, whether they be local day trips, further away mini trips, or proper holidays, and blog about it. Because I like to believe that every day is, or can be, a mini adventure. At the moment I post a picture or two of my outings on Instagram and I have people say to me 
"You always seem to have such fun days off!"
Well, yes, I do. Or at least, I try to. I love feeling as if I've achieved something with days off work. Don't get me wrong, sometimes I love a day of being lazy, especially when I've worked til 2am the night before and have work at 7am the following day (yes, my job is just that joyful sometimes). And sometimes I have to have days to get normal life stuff done. But the days when I've done something interesting or exciting or just different with my day always feel the most satisfying when I lay my head on my pillow at night.

So, this blog is to make sure I do things with my days off, and keep doing things. And because I take so many pictures on days out/holidays, I need an excuse to share them somewhere!
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