Report from April 29th

As soon as you leave Machynlleth going north, you enter Snowdonia National park. I could tell this straight away as I was then climbing for about 3 miles. Just what you need at the startt the day.
Once I was on the hills it was comfortable walking passing through large stands of conifers.
I descended into Pennal where I promptly got lost in a holiday village and health spa. Luckily one of the groundskeepers steered me through the building work and seeing I was carrying binoculars told me he’d seen the Osprey that morning and I should look out for it.
Generally when you are told of some exciting local wildlife it goes into hiding when I go by or turns out to be something more common.
But not in this case, 10 minutes later and I had a good view of the Osprey flying across the valley to head for the river.
Then on to Aberdyfi where I had an ice cream as celebration for getting back to the coast. I had the longest beach walk of my trip as I walked three miles to Tywyn. Then it was off to find another wild camp site.
I was a bit concerned when the area I had chosen had several newish houses nearby. However all their curtains were drawn and their drive gates locked showing no sign of life. Second homes do help wild campers. I found a secluded spot and other than some noisy sheep all was good.

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