This lovely post by Heledd is sure to make you want to visit the beaches on the West Coast of Wales including the Welsh New Quay. If you enjoy this post you can read Heledd’s blog Running in Lavender by clicking here or follow her on twitter @HeleddLavender
I grew up in West Wales and go back at least twice a year to visit my family and friends in Cardigan Bay. We always spend Christmas in Wales and at least two weeks (sometimes three) here during the summer months.
I love seeing the girls experience the places and people of my own childhood. Watching them play on the beaches I use to visit as a child gives me such a warm joyous feeling and I find great comfort and sense of nostalgia in revisiting these places as an adult and a parent. I now see them afresh through the eyes of my daughters, while still clearly remembering how happy they made me at the same age. Beaches don’t tend to change too much, so they more or less look exactly the same 30 years on, which makes me very happy as I don’t really like change.
The west coast of Wales is such a beautiful area. It took moving away for me to appreciate how stunning it really is. As a child I took it all for granted but then I think we all do at that age. Appreciation for our surroundings comes with age and maturity. There are small coves, sandy beaches and lovely fishing villages on the doorstep.
This week we’ve been staying at my Auntie and Uncle’s lovely place near the beach in New Quay (the welsh one) and the weather’s been amazing. We’ve had ice cream every day, seen dolphins swimming in the harbour, eaten fish and chips and spent hours on the many nearby beaches. We’ve also enjoyed some spectacular coastal walks and taken lots of pictures…
It’s been a very good week!