We went to New Quay in west Wales for the weekend, we actually stopped in a holiday apartment 30 minutes away, no phone signal, no wifi the only noise pollution being the river that powered the mill http://www.rockmillwales.co.uk/local_area.php I can’t describe how many shades of happy I felt. We only actually went to New Quay sort of by accident on Saturday spent the day and ended up going back Sunday despite the weather turning iffy, dog friendly beachs and pubs, friendly locals good value for money in the majority of the shops and the BEST fish shop fish and chips I’ve ever had. Sat above the beach munching on fish and chips we watched dolphins playing just off the coast, apparently it’s good business http://www.newquayboattrips.co.uk/ but we made do with our vantage point.
Took the family across the to scour the rockpools and hedgerows to see what we could find, aside from the usual dandelions, nettles, thistles and blackberries we turned up some stuff that could have filled our bellies if we hadn’t already eaten that delicious fish and chips.
Edible Crab / Brown Crab Cancer pagurus
Mussels / Mytilus edulis
Winkles Littorina littorea
Limpets Patella vulgata,
Spiral Wrack / Fucus spiralis
Sugar Kelp / Saccharina latissima