Abergele & District

Strollers

If you are not up to a strenuous walk uphill and down dale then the strollers might be for you. They meet twice a month and they really do stroll, on the level, sometimes along a promenade and try to find something of interest en route, enjoying a coffee on their return.

October 2016

This year we are trying a similar idea to the walking group by having a different leader each stroll, so far all of the strolls have had a leader and Margaret has only had to fill in a couple.

The teething troubles have been very few and a new stroll along the new section of Rhyl promenade from the Dragon bridge has been introduced. The new sea defences are quite impressive.

One of the hiccups was me, not opening my eyes at the meeting place! We were walking to Angel Bay from Penrhyn Bay car park but I arrived a few minutes late, looked around but could see no one. Thinking the group had already left, I went on my way with the idea of catching the group up. Part of the way along the path I met two of our group who usually meet us half way along in order to shorten their stroll. I was asked if I was the advance party! I replied that I thought I was the rear guard! Some how I had missed the main group. The three of us decided to stroll forward slowly, constantly tuning round to look for the others. Eventually we saw them coming up below us with quite a rough climb out of the old quarry to reach us. We eventually met up and I found out that I had missed the main group on the car park because they were waiting by the Co-op. If I had gone into the shop to buy my paper before the stroll instead of afterwards, I would have seen them. As it was I was so fixated with being late, I just set off on my own. The stroll continued with out a hitch after my explanation of why I was ahead. Judy Hughes

One of the strolling ladies wrote the following poem

STROLLING

To join us in the strollers
It helps if you are mad
We meet up once a fortnight
In weather good or bad

Margaret is our leader
She’s always organised
With pen and pad and first aid kit
We all get itemised.

We don’t do strenuous hiking
Only gentle exercise
It’s more of a meander
Just as the name implies.

Some days we get a soaking
And some get blown away
But still we turn up smiling
As if it’s a sunny day.

We chat as we are walking
And when we’ve had enough
We turn and walk right back again
The walk is never tough

Maybe you’d like to join us
We’re a very friendly bunch
We all enjoy the exercise
But the best’s the stop for lunch.
Jean Spencer

February 2016

Never mind April1st – All Fool’s Day – February 1st was ours!!
Twelve ‘mad’ but very loyal, brave souls turned out for a stroll in Deganwy.
We faced wind, rain and sunshine – very windy, the tail of storm Henry, but very exhilarating.
A good ‘work out’ was had by all. Thank you for coming.
Margaret Beith

October 2015

Hello!
Welcome back to my loyal band of strollers – new members are always welcome.
Today, October 5th, we finally managed to go on one of our favourite strolls – Deganwy to West Shore, Llandudno, although only one brave soul actually did the full walk. We had been waiting for the promenade to be repaired following the severe storms last year. Despite a wet start to the day thirteen strollers set out and we had an enjoyable time. Thanks to you all Margaret Beith

March 2015

A group of us met to stroll to Angel cove, Penrhyn Bay on a dry but cold and breezy day, in the hope of seeing some seals at the end.

When we arrived at first it looked as though we were out of luck as we couldn't spot any seals. The more we stared however it was obvious that the objects we thought were rocks, were in fact seals and that there were about thirty of them on different parts of the beach. Then we saw the odd head bobbing about in the waves. Just before we left it seemed as though a message went round amongst the seals and about twenty of them started making their way to the sea, maybe because the water temperature was higher than the air temperature!

January 2015

On January 19th, twelve strollers duly met up at 11 am preparing to stroll from the R.S.P.B. reserve along the estuary to Conwy. Upon hearing how icy and slippy the path was we changed our minds and decided to stroll around the reserve instead.

After recovering from the shock of the non-members fee having gone up to £4 instead of £2, we set out.
Normally speaking I can and have always walked all the way around, but this day I couldn’t and so decided to turn back leaving the others to their own devices – a free day!

Together with another member, I set out and then the ‘fun’ began and we found out how many paths lead to hides and not back to the centre! - Some leader I am – Eventually we arrived back, after an interesting journey but we were glad to sit down and have a cuppa! Margaret Beith

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