Martin on Cnicht

Martin on Cnicht

Monday, 3 June 2013

Monday 3 June 2013 - Whitesands Bay to Porthgain

Well, not quite Whitesands Bay. We started from the cottage at Treleddyd-fawr and headed back along the lovely heathland path to rejoin the coast path at Penlledwen.

Another wonderfully sunny day saw us yet again admiring this route at its very best.

Out at St David's Head a homing pigeon befriended us.  Soon afterwards, after passing through orchid meadows, we came upon a tame kestrel. Nearby, after we'd passed through a corridor of tormentil, cowslips,  birds foot trefoil, primroses and bluebells, we watched as a gannet caught its lunch.  Spectacular.  A buzzard glided overhead whilst choughs and oystercatchers argued in the bay far below.  Black redstarts cackled at us from their viewpoints in the gorse. We failed however to spot any seals. 

Meanwhile, the burning sun blasted us from an azure sky. Much sun tan cream was required. Miss Application ruled ok - everyone has red bits.

A great black-backed gull toured the coast line. We watched through a haze of bluebells as it glided past the spectacular cliffs.

Lunch was taken near Aberdinas, then we eschewed Abereiddy in favour of Traeth Llyfn (pictured) where the two Sues and Liz enjoyed a swim.

The Shed at Porthgain provided a fitting end to the day by way of Cornish style cream teas for everyone. Then an old school bus appeared to deliver us back to Treleddyd-fawr, where we later reassembled for an evening of international cuisine and debate. 

What fun! About 18 km in not much less than 8 hours was today's impressive tally.

4 comments:

Alan R said...

Lovely walk that. I did that bit a while ago and loved Porthgain. Especially the Sloop Inn. Lots of Industrial archeology there too.

Jules said...

Blimey! I go away for a few days, and you've been here, there and everywhere!

Pembrokeshire looks great in your photos, and the weather is obviously being kind - which is perhaps more than can be said for previous weeks.

Really enjoyed the posts.

Cheers

Jules

Phreerunner said...

Thanks Alan, and Jules. Yes, as on previous trips to Pembroke, we enjoyed superb weather. We were drawn to The Shed rather than the Sloop, for altruistic reasons, and because of the pretty tractor parked outside...

Andy Howell said...

I just love this part of the world., especially the shed!