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Hen Felin to Cemaes [6.3 miles]

The Maps

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The Route

The Walk

We passed on walking yesterday as the weather was pretty grim. Nonetheless, Mike and Beryl did what they hoped was a short walk after which they would telephone the house and I'd go and collect them. In the event, Mike hadn't written down the correct phone number so they had to walk back after an appropriate cake and tea stop in Aberffraw.

Today we returned to Hen Felin and picked up where we left off on Saturday. Back down through the field of sheep and onto the coast path.
Looking back at the 'white ladies' navigation marker beacons
Our first descent took us via the headland at Cemlyn Bay where we paused for a coffee break, sheltering from the brisk wind and checking out the bird life. Numerous turnstones were paddling about on the seaweed.
turnstones on the seaweed
Then we walked for a short distance along the shingled causeway, stopping to check on the birdlife. No terns this time of year of course, but two Little Egrets made the journey worthwhile.
Along the top of the causeway
Two egrets looking distinctly unimpressed
Wyfa Power Station was next. Beryl had been remarking that it didn't seem to be getting any bigger, and yet, all of a sudden we were walking alongside it, then following the diverted paths around the headland.
Wyfa Power Station
Carreg-y-Frân the beached old boat laying on its side
RWE NPower has started testing land near the current Station to assess its suitability for a potential Wylfa B nuclear plant. Initial work is being carried out in the compound used by contractors over a period of two months for a number of ecological and environmental investigations across the site. Among the tests and surveys carried out will be assessments of the various species of plants and animals currently inhabiting the location, as well as noise and traffic measurements
Beryl passes beneath the final pylon at the power station
Not being exerts on the decomissioning of the power station other than to read that it is current;y being de-fuelled, it would appear from the sizzling and crackling of the overhead cables, that power is still being generated at Wylfa.
Lengthy diversions around the site
lunch overlooking Porth yr Ofof
Eventually we were free from diversions and stopped for our lunch overlooking Porth yr Ofof after which it was an easy walk into Cemaes.