Shell Island

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  1. Carol

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    We have read Dave (Snowbird ) comments now and then that Shell Island was one of the nicest places to be after the weekend, so lunch time today after a lovely journey here stopping off at Bala lake for Ed to watch Moto GP, could not believe the people there picnicking and paddling in the Lake, a wonderful atmosphere.

    We carried on through Barmouth (N. Wales) the beach, packed every where looked alive, then we got to Shell Island we were not disappointed the weekend campers had gone so we had lots of choice where to camp.

    People on the beach Cooking people by the sea at 9.30 pm. Picture of our van where we are. Lots to explore tomorrow.
     

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    Looks just perfect, Carol :Smile:
     
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    isn't there a law forbidding that... :Rofl1:
     
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    Oh boy. Has MotoGP every been better for Brits.

    Pretty sh***y if that is how you earn your living.

    But entertainment, just The Best.
     
  5. Carol

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    The sun must have gone to my head :RollEyes::Rofl1:
     
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    You live in Wales. A new experience for you.
     
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    Brian the drive along those windy Welsh roads with Bikes going past every couple of minutes Ed' s. Day could not have got any better. :BigGrin:
     
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    Enjoy:thumb:

    One of my favourite retreats.
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    Hey you two, looks like you have a good pitch, have a beer in the bar on me. Hope you sent Eddy for the tickets so you could get the pensioners discount. No chance of you getting it Carol :Wink:
     
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    Stunning picture we were in Barmouth 3 weeks ago but never considered shell Island ( will do next time) Unfortunately leaving from Bulkington (near Coventry)in the morning for 500 mile non stop trip back North as working Tuesday
    We are in a lovely CL called Bramcote Mains next to 3 fishing Lakes only MH here £12.50 incl elec doesn't look much when you arrive but the view at night and in the morning are majical
     
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    I guarantee the best sunsets you will ever see will be on that pitch Carol :thumb:
     
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    Me too - wish I was there, I love it! Have a great time!

    Catherine
     
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    Stayed near Tywyn this weekend on a lovely CL, a few miles along from you. Cardigan Bay yesterday was absolutely stunning and the water was actually warm enough to enjoy a swim in :Smile:
     
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    Tywyn is where we are off to on Friday when the week enders arrive again Shell Island becomes a different animal then. The CCC Folk group have a rally at Pal Mal Farm there we stumbled on it by accident (Ed would never have gone if he had known) but it is a really good meet with lots of different music and singing in the evening, and brilliant bike rides around Cader Idris and Bird Rock in the day.
     
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    Have been told there is a winery on the road out, just the other side the causeway. I have never been able to find it so if its possible just have a look when on your bike please Carol. Tastings not compulsory :Wink:
     
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    This morning a bit cooler about 20 deg, so took off to explore the Island on our bikes, the site is 450 acres of which 300 acres available for camping so many nooks and crannies some in the sand dunes some in little wood copices some overlooking shell islands own harbour. Forgot to take my BlackBerry so only one photo of cooking tea tonight
     

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    I spent three consecutive 1970s summer holidays on Shell Island from the age of 16 camping with my mates - it helped consolidate my love of camping in various forms, which has remained ever since.

    I fondly recall the endless expanses of sand dunes, though I'm not sure if they're fenced off now.

    I don't know if you're touring the area but can I put in a good word for the bit of coastline between Borth-y-gest and Black Rock Sands? Some lovely secluded beaches along the Glaslyn Estuary, and plenty of camping spots around Morfa Bychan.

    Also if you're heading back Barmouth way, the bike track over the rail bridge and along the Mawddach river toward Dolgellau is well worth an explore.
     
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    Hi Carol & Eddie. Looks the sort of place we like so added to the list for future visit.
    Rex & Cherry
     
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