We have long time friends, who we went to college with in 1969-72, who live in the coastal town of Barmouth. A group of us who studied together at Alsager College in Cheshire, part of Keele University, still meet up regularly in different places.
We decided going to meet up in the Barmouth home of Kath and Andy would be a good idea as the year was moving on and the weather was becoming more promising for a trip to the coast. We travelled there early in the morning and after parking in the main carpark we made our way uphill to their hillside home and garden. We zig-zagged up the steep garden steps and path.
Peaceful figures could be seen from the pathways looking content in the greenery. Spring blooms appeared alongside the paths.
After coffee and a wonderful lunch Andy suggested a wander around the hillside above the house so we took off following steep tracks, steps and wriggled between houses, garden walls and found ourselves far above the seaside town and its beach. We enjoyed superb views until a sea mist blew inland and obliterated them.
The stone walls and rocky outcrops enjoyed their own special collection of plants.
Views over the sea, beach and town soon started disappearing.
Returning to the hillside house we had another chance to look around before making our way home. Andy sat on one of the many blue seats and watched us safely negotiate the paths down the slope back to the gate. We all had a great day out in Barmouth and vowed to return.