Looking out of the window at today's pouring rain it's hard to remember the warm sunshine we delighted in last week. We spent a few days away on the Llyn Peninsula in North Wales always a favourite area to visit and we were so lucky with the weather.
It was our first sighting of the sea this year and it felt good to walk along the local beaches in the warm sunshine.
Early evening in Criccieth and a walk before an evening meal
Early morning at Borth-y-Gest and the tide is in
so we took a walk along the coastal path
and then walked back along the beach as the tide was receding.
A drive up towards Capel Curig on our way to spend a day in Conwy (of which more in later posts)
We popped along to visit the Glaslyn Osprey Project at Pont Croesor which is only about five minutes by car from where we always stay.
There are two nests to see this time as one of last year's offspring has returned here. I saw one of the birds called Blue5F on the Pont Creosor nest through the telescope. This new nest is closer that the original nest where Ospreys called Mrs G and Arran nest each year. Here is a - link - to the project's website so you can find out more.
The bird on the feeder is a Redpoll, in the water under the bridge is a Grey Heron. The steam trains which stop at the station nearby are on the Welsh Highland Railway which runs between Porthmadog and Caernarvon.
By Thursday afternoon the weather was changing as you can see from the mist over the mountains.
By the time we reached Beddgelert raincoats were needed.
It looks from the dryness of the riverbed that rain is needed here too.
I'll be back with more on Friday.