We started our road trip without a map. We thought we'd just follow
any road along the coast. The roads were small and winding. It was difficult
to tell where we were going, given the hills and the unfamiliar terrain.
We passed Abersoch, a busy but quaint coastal town just after Pwllheli.
It was too noisy for us. So we drove on. After a couple of dead ends,
the driver got irritated. I got car sick. The other two passengers got
Somehow, by sheer luck and will, we ended up in Aberdaron. It's a small
place, perhaps too small to be called a town. But it was strategically
located, between a big hill and a long beach and bay. A small river flowed
through it. And we sat next to the river to have our Sunday lunch.
Later we lay on the beach and wished that we had chosen this place in
the beginning. We would have had an extra hour of sun in North Wales.
5 August 2001