Images from Coast17 Stage 7 – Ceredigion and Gwynedd

If ever there was a stage of two halves. These images cover the magnificent Ceredigion coast from Cardigan to Aberystwyth, and then the equally scenic but less comfortably-walked Gwynedd coast from Aberdyfi to Porthmadog and  around Lleyn to Caernarfon.

The differing physical nature of the walk, and the poor routing of the Wales Coast Path in Gwynedd, contributed to differing moods. I felt low and dispirited at times in Gwynedd, but was lifted hugely by meeting new friends – Shane, Helen and Ian, Linda and Trefor, Jim – and long-time friends, John and Marion. Time and again on these adventures, it is people who matter most.