Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Martin on the TGO Challenge 2017

Sunday, 2 June 2013

Sunday 2 June 2013 - A Circuit from St David's

Another perfect summer's day found all thirteen of us back on the coast path from St Non's to Whitesands Bay (pictured).

We somehow managed to rendezvous at St Non's from our various lodgings, and once again we admired the artefacts and the stunning coastal views. 

Stonechats chatted in the gorse and jackdaws swooped and glided within the coastal inlets. A gannet floated uncertainly over the churning waters of Ramsey Sound and several parties of kayakers. 

Ox-eye Daisies dominated the verges of the path for a while, with Gorse and Thrift providing a panorama of yellow and pink. Heath Spotted Orchids and Common Star-of-Bethlehem had managed to colonise some damper areas.

Lunch was taken overlooking the Lifeboat Station at St Justinian. Swimming at Porthselau provided a diversion for Sue, Rachel, Liz and Sue, whilst the rest looked on as they shivered in the icy water. A more inclusive activity was the purchase of ice creams for most of the party from a kiosk at Whitesands Bay. Then we continued to Porthmelgan before heading up to Carn Han and on to the rented house at Treleddyd-fawr for tea and cake. 

The others stopped here, after 19 km in a good 8 hours, but while Andrew and Sue got a lift back to Y Gorlan, I explored some inland paths for another 6 km of late afternoon pleasure. They were little used and a trifle boggy, but very enjoyable. 

A quick turnaround saw us back at Treleddyd-fawr, this time for a barbecue and a convivial evening amongst friends. 

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