16/20 May 2017: The Menai Bridge to Wylfa – Part 5
Lligwy Bay to Amlwch Port: 9.9 miles (15.9km) +373m -365m (19 May 2017)
From where we finished the previous day we walked across the shingle beach at Porth-y-mor to Traeth yr Ora, a beautiful secluded sandy cove that can’t be reached by road. Here the path turns inland and upwards around Traeth Dulas but we thought it would be more interesting to walk along the edge of the bay. What could go wrong?
At first all went well as we skirted the salt marches, then after after nearly and hour we hit a minor problem. It started to get a little boggy and at one point we considered backtracking but we persevered and eventually we came to a bridge that crosses the river that flows into the bay. With some relief we crossed which brought us back onto the path and walked up a track to the Pilot Boat Inn. As we sat there having lunch we watched as a man walked in a straight line across the bay (the tide was out) in about 15 minutes with no apparent problem!
From here the path turns inland, returning to the coast at Porth yr Aber. Just offshore are the rocks of Ynys Dulas with its tower refuge for shipwrecked sailors. We soon reached the rocky Fresh Water Bay and then ahead was the Point Lynas Lighthouse out on the end of the headland. We declined the opportunity to visit it even though the Coast path goes up and down the headland. We had enough adventures for one day!
The walk finished as Amlwch Port which owes its existence to the copper trade, the copper having been extracted from Parys Mountain.
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