So the second half of our week was not quite as sunny as when we first arrived to explore Marloes Sands. And by that, I mean it pretty much bucketed it down for two days solid. We stayed and chilled in the lodge for a few hours to see if the rain would pass, but alas (love this word, makes me feel like Dumbledore), it did not. In fact it got worse. However, we still wanted to find the boardwalk into the woods, so we grabbed our umbrellas and braved the downpour.
We made it to the boardwalk and although it was wet and cold at the time, I actually think the photos have turned out to be just as nice as my images from a previous walk in the woods when it was sunny (I haven’t blogged these but I may post a few to my Instagram soon). I think the thick, wet rain created a lovely soft, misty background which makes the photos a lot more atmospheric and fairytale-eqsue than the woods on a clear day.
Obviously in my ideal world, it’d be sunny throughout all the seasons, but realistically in the UK (especially in Wales) you have to prepare for it to start raining just as you want to go outside!
The boardwalk winds down from the top of the hill into the woods below where you can find Camp Smokey and the entrance to nature trails into the park. I had explored these on a previous day and didn’t fancy getting too muddy, so we just took shelter in the cabin by the fire for a while before venturing over to the village café to grab a coffee.
A few hours later, the rain wasn’t budging so we decided to head back to the lodge and take some more blog photos. The open-plan lounge-dining area was very open and airy, with big windows on both walls and the staircase leading up to an open balcony style walkway (which I loved; I really want a mezzanine in my house when I am able to buy one).
For more photos from the rainy day you can check out Tessa’s outfit post. I’m planning on checking out a shabby-chic wedding fayre next weekend so make sure you stick around to see some pictures from that!
Love Marie x