Now that I am about to publish my book, and I’m coming to the end of what has been a serious project, I’m well aware I need to gear up, and get ready for what’s coming next.
I have a few ideas but sometimes, I find, you need to go to where works for you and let things settle. So I’ve dropped into North Wales for a few days.
It just so happens this weekend coincided with a sunny day yesterday, followed by a predicated 3 days of wind for kitesurfing….so yesterday was all about hiking Mount Snowdon…
I love Snowdonia. It’s low key, beautiful, and unpretentious. People are friendly, the scenery is epic, and there is a lot of hiking and walking to be done ~ except everyone had the same idea as me and, at the top of Snowdon, there were (literally) hundreds of people.
I got lucky. I met a guy called Mark and his son Sam who had both hiked and climbed Snowdon before, and they led me across the more interesting Crib Goch route. It’s straightforward but a hands on scramble with a sketchy drop off. But it does score high on views.
There’s a good link here if interested: how to scramble Crib Goch
The freecamping is pretty damn good as well…I’m in the middle.
Today was more about the beach and kitesurfing…..at Newborough beach.
I learnt to kitesurf at this beach 12 years ago and I come back at least once a year to see how it’s shaping up. The sand shifts with the winter storms, and it’s an interesting place to see how nature affects a place.
Pretty sure there were trees here last year….
There’s also a small island (Llanddwyn) you can walk to (or wade across at high tide). It’s quite a magical setting with a lot of history.
The name Llanddwyn means ‘The church of St. Dwynwen’. She is the Welsh patron saint of lovers…..
Some info here: Anglesey history
The next few days are going to be chasing what looks like a strong forecast of wind, rain, and sun while I wait for my typesetter to make the final few adjustments to my book before uploading onto Amazon kdp.
Exciting times. Both for the book and the kitesurfing!
1 thought on “I love Wales! Snowdonia, kitesurfing, and (almost) publishing a book.”