Day 2: Tuesday 6th August 2013.
An early start from our camp-site near Benllech. We drove back to Llanfachraeth, then posed on this superb footbridge built to cross Afon Alaw. European Union funding does do some good!
Once more, the tide was stealing in up the river. As we watched from the bridge, shivering ripples in the water were accompanied on occasion by flashes of silver. Sprats were coming in with the tide, looking for food. And then we saw them, bigger swirls and splashes – grey mullet chasing the sprats. And all the while, the water flowing up on either bank. It was a magical moment, early morning, still, silent, a pure gift.
Gill accompanied me for a short way, and then it was time for a fast walk down the estuary to the coast. I met other walkers and it’s hard not to feel a slight tinge of competition, “No, I don’t want to be overtaken!” Walking Northwards up the shore I was struck by the huge wide-open skies.
Day 2 ended in sheer exhaustion at the Wylfa power station visitor centre. About 15 miles walked, making a total of some 23 miles for Days 1 and 2.