Traeth Cymyran Walk to Ynys Feirig

ynys feirig towards cymyran bay

After Thursdays time on the beach we were both feeling a little tender on our shoulders where we should have re-applied sunscreen a lot earlier than we did, nothing serious but still a little too sore for the blazing midday sun so we elected to have an easy last day (all our Anglesey days are easy) and go for our walk after an early evening dinner.

It was to be a day of ’lasts’. We did our last run before breakfast, the 6k loop along the Menai Straits and past the Sea Zoo, it was still hot even early in the morning but the run was great and set us up for a day of relaxing at the cottage. Our last visit to Foel Farm after lunch for coffee and a huge piece of chocolate tiffin and then our last walk along an Anglesey beach after dinner.

ynys feirig towards rhosneigr

Our last walk of the holiday was along the beach behind RAF valley, Traeth Cymyran. With the tide fully out we managed to walk all the way to the islets Ynys Feirig (starvation island) towards Rhosneigr to the left, where the rock pools were great for exploring with small Hermit Crabs, Gobys, Periwinkles and a small colony of Roseate Terns which amazingly were diving into the rock pools, no deeper than a couple of feet, and catching small fish.

sunset on ynys feirig starvation island

Walking back higher up the beach you could see how it has changed since we last visited, with a lot more shingle building up to the left of the bend in the ‘river’, definitely something to note for when we next go fishing here.

And so another summer break on Anglesey came to an end, and once more it was fantastic. The island has always been good to us and this year was no exception. We explored a few new places as well as some not so new but in more detail. We ate far too much cake but did a bit of exercise to cancel the calories (if only it worked like that), stayed in a beautiful cottage, had a few great meals out and even caught a few fish.

It was so good we’ve already booked to stay at Cerrig Y Barcud again next year…

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