After Porthmadoc the coast heads westwards, along the Llyn peninsular and towards it's spectacular beaches. The spectacular ruggedness of Snodownia is left for a less rugged, but equally spectacular panorama.
First, along the southern coast,
is the resort town of Pwllheli, narrow streets, hideously crowded, a glorious beach, loads of pubs, a real buzzy atmossphere.
Then, keeping to the Southern coast, next is Llanbedrog and the spectacular golden sands.
It was almost spectacular
for Albert and myself. I decided to follow an unsurfaced road that appeared to head to the beach. It got steeper, narrower, then more twisting.... and then came to a dead end, nearly but not quite on the beach, a ten foot step down to it.
with three options, an almost impossible reverse back, a totally improbable turn round or launch Albert into a flying leap over the ten foot step I did the sensible thing. I put the kettle on. An hour and a nerve-wracking multi point turn later and we rejoined