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Take a slow boat, some long summer days – sunshine would be good, but there's a lot to be said for a snug berth in a secure anchorage listening the rain pattering on the coach roof – and explore the Welsh coast from the sea, one of the best place to appreciate its wild, rugged beauty. There are a few fishing boats, of course, but most of time it's just you, your little boat, the sea and the sky.


Ceredigion Coast

Admire nature at its best and take a swim if you dare!

Sit back and enjoy nature's theatre; the doggy eyes of a seal watching curiously from the clear sea at Fishguard. The first pink light of dawn across the sea in the sheltered cove at Cwm yr Eglwys. Bottlenose dolphins playing in the bow waves across Cardigan Bay. Swim in ice cold water on a Mediterranean hot day at Aberystwyth.

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Anchored at Cwm yr Eglyws

I've been lucky enough to have sailed this part of the world, but you don't need your own boat to see this breath-taking coastline; there plenty of opportunities for organised trips too, http://www.visitcardigan.com/a-bay-to-remember-wildlife-boat-trips.html

You don't have to be a sailor to enjoy this coastline - walking is a delight too!

If sailing's not your thing, walking the Ceredigion Coast Path http://www.ceredigioncoastpath.org.uk/ is a great way to enjoy the area's environmental, natural and heritage assets as well as the specular coast.

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Traeth Bach

Even better, there are wheelchair friendly stretches so that no one need miss out on this beautiful scenery. http://www.ceredigioncoastpath.org.uk/wheelchair.html

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Cardigan Bay is a delight either on the water or on foot, what are you waiting for?

Whether you sail, walk or simply sit soaking up the views, I guarantee you'll be swept away by Cardigan Bay. Here's wind in your sails, hwyl fawr!

Chris Stovell

 First Voyage



Meet The Author...
Chris Stovell
Who Am I?

I’m novelist and poet, Christine Stovell.   My novels are published by independent publisher Choc Lit, but I also write short fiction and feature articles. I’ve also had work published by Honno Welsh Women’s Press and was the winner of the Honno ‘One Sentence, Coming of Age’ competition. I write poetry, too, and my work was featured as Honno’s Poem of the Month in March last year. I’m a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and Literature Wales.

I joke that my writing journey’s taken me from chocolate to Choc Lit since it was winning a tin of chocolate in a national essay competition at primary school that inspired me to become a writer! After graduating from UEA, I took various jobs in the public sector writing research papers and policy notes but losing my dad to cancer made me realise that if I was ever going to get a novel published I had to put my writing first.

Setting off, with my husband, from a sleepy seaside resort on the east coast in a vintage wooden boat to sail halfway round Britain provided the inspiration for my debut novel 'Turning the Tide'. I live on the beautiful west Wales coast where long-distance running helps me plan my plots. Half marathons, like novels, both begin with small steps.

Many thanks for your interest.

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