We re-visited the Welsh coast today and found the temperature now 26 oC, and we sunbathed (sunblock and hats, natch ;o)) ) and went in the sea again, which was warm today.
We also watched RAF pilots preparing for service in Afghanistan, piloting transport planes low over the sea and then through the Welsh Valleys, below the tops of the mountains. There was a Hercules and a large plane with four propeller engines that were all smoking quite badly. Might have been an older Hercules.
We were in the Welsh seaside resort of Barmouth, a small and delightful town with really nice beaches.