Melanie’s October News

Welcome to Melanie’s October News! It has been a busy month with lots of things happening. At the start of the month I had an odd headache bug, then as soon as I felt better, poorly Lily came down with some kind of bug, we have no idea where she got it from. It lasted a couple of weeks and a vets trip later with some meds she gradually recovered. You always know when your dog is feeling better, she bought a toy to us asking to play and that was a wonderful moment!

We did manage to get out and about quite a bit this month though, we have been trying to make the most of the few dry days – it has rained a lot!! I even heard on the news that we had two weeks of rain in two days. So we decided that it was really important to get out and enjoy the days when we could.

New Quay to Aberaeron & Back!

Melanie's October News
Melanie’s October News – View towards New Quay

Our most recent trip was the 9.5 mile coastal walk between New Quay and Aberaeron and back again. The photo below shows Lily and I on a lovely bridge about half way on our walk. I made Nicholas take our photo and very comically there were a number of people there on our way back, also taking selfies there. It must be a good photo opportunity spot!

Melanie's October News
Melanie’s October News – Melanie and Lily
This is the view when we were nearing Aberaeron looking back to New Quay from where we started out.
This is the view when we were nearing Aberaeron looking back to New Quay from where we started out.
This is the view looking towards Aberaeron
This is the view looking towards Aberaeron

Melanie’s October News – Carningli and Dinas Head

Lily on Carningli Mountain
Lily on Carningli Mountain

We have also spent some time walking and running up Carningli Mountain and also around Dinas Head. The photo below was taken at the top of Carningli Mountain and you can look right down onto Dinas Head. It used to be an island however the sea level has changed a lot and you can now walk around. Its an amazing walk and takes about 1 hour 20 minutes if you are fast walking or running parts of it.

View from the top of Carninli looking towards Dinas Head.
View from the top of Carninli looking towards Dinas Head.

You can also see Carninlig Mountain when you are on Dinas head. If you view the photo below you can just see the craggy rocks on the centre of the mountain range – directly above the central fence post!

Looking towards Carningli - highest point in centre of mountain range
Looking towards Carningli – highest point in centre of mountain range
View looking out to see down the coast on Dinas Island.
View looking out to sea down the coast on Dinas Island.
Lily having fun in the Heather on Carningli
Lily having fun in the Heather on Carningli
View from the top of Carningli
View from the top of Carningli
Amazing views looking towards Newport Pembs
Amazing views looking towards Newport Pembs
Some bizarre toadstools we found along our way.
Some bizarre toadstools we found along our way.

Beach Run on New Quay

Or final trip of the month was a quick run on New Quay Beach. Another of our favourite places, especially when its a little quieter out of season. Lily loves it there and the beach is really long so you can get a good brisk walk in. This photo was taken at the end of the beach and you can just see the mountains of North Wales under the clouds in the distance!

I hope that you have enjoyed reading Melanie’s October News! If you missed our September News, hop over and have a read as there were lots of fab places that we visited last month too. I hope that we have some dry days in November for some exploring, if we do go anywhere, i’ll be sure to take photos for everyone to see!

Lily on new Quay Beach
Lily on new Quay Beach

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2 Comments

  • Kathleen Stanton November 2, 2019 at 6:44 am

    I think Wales has some of the most beautiful coastline in the British Isles, it’s so nice to get to know it through your blog.

    Reply
    • petportraitartist November 3, 2019 at 8:45 pm

      Hi Kathleen,
      I am so pleased you have been enjoying the photos on my monthly news! Hopefully more photos next month if we have time to explore more and the weather allows us to! 🙂
      Melanie x

      Reply

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