Offa’s Dyke Path – Day 13 – Bodfari to Prestatyn
Our last day on the Offa’s Dyke Path and it was a beautiful day. Nice warm temperatures and sunshine were a sharp contrast to the mist and rain of the day before. We soon found our acorn marker and were on our way again.
Despite our enthusiastic start under bright blue skies, our final day on the Path turned out to be a psychologically tough day since the sea appeared early in the last day and reappeared from time to time but, each time that it appeared, we headed upward once again rather than down to the sea. The path headed along through the hills and vales parallel to the coast. Our initial thought was that this community was our goal, Prestatyn, but it was not. Prestatyn was further up the coast.
Made it to the sea! See the sea, feel the sea – Made it!
Rather melodramatic to walk out on the beach at the end of 13 days of walking over hill and dale from Chepstow to Prestatyn but I had looked forward to doing just that for the whole day.
Reflection on the end of a long walk:
I had never tried to do a long distance linear walking/trekking/hiking trip before so it was a new experience. Might do it again some day but not sure when or where. Met many interesting people along the way. This photo is a reflection of the playground at Prestatyn beach. The reflecting surface is polished aluminum or steel on the side of an information center on the boardwalk. I was known along the trail as the Canadian with the big camera: the camera being my Nikon D200.