Our day started early today with a swim before breakfast. Fancying a walk, after breakfast, we set off across the fields intending to walk along the beach to the estuary. Annoyingly the cliff path has been eroded by the sea so much that the path has been closed. It makes one wonder how long the railway is going to last. A second local walk also thwarted we launched off in the car with Helen and John to look for a cafe for lunch in Fairbourne. Again thwarted, we continued to the George III pub at Penmaenpool where we were successful on the lunch front. The views of the estuary and old wooden toll bridge from here are excellent. Returning to Fairbourne we enjoyed an excellent walk along the sea wall and the inland bank currently protecting the village from flooding to the station at Morfa Mawddach. Fairbourne is very vulnerable to tidal inundation and a decision has been made to eventually abandon it to the sea as sea levels rise, a warning to all low lying coastal areas. Our now continued over the spectacular railway viaduct over the Mawddach Estuary to Barmouth. The views to Cadair Idris were wonderful. We arrived at Barmouth station just in time to catch the train back to Fairbourne. An excellent day after an unpromising start.