Friday, 10 April 2015
A wonderful birthday walk in Pembrokeshire
The view at Newgale, Pembs. Back later with lots of photos from yesterday's birthday walk around St. David's Head, from whence the new header photo has come.
Leaving Whitesands Bay.
Just above the car park for exploring St David's Head, there was once a tiny chapel dedicated to St Patrick (who had his vision here of converting Ireland to Christianity), but none of it remains now. He set sail for Ireland in 500 AD.
Looking back at Whitesands Bay, famous for its surf and very popular with surfers.
There were lots of many wild flowers which welcomed this recent warm weather. These are Sea Campion.
A lovely spot for a picnic out on that bit of headland.
The coast ahead.
Of course, there was masses of Gorse everywhere, and also plenty of little Oasis of Violets.
One version of our walk included climbing up to Carn Llidi, but by the time we got there we decided to leave it for another time as we had run out of energy - it was such a hot day for early spring.
Welsh Mountain ponies grazed this area.
A small island off the coast. One of the Bishops and Clerks??? possibly, which have wrecked many an unwary seafarer in this area.
I managed a tick on my list of Welsh burial chambers to visit, by visiting Coitan Arthur, a Neolithic burial chamber.
The views were just amazing. I have more photos to share with you, but a VERY busy weekend ahead with two Antiques Fairs/Fleamarkets back to back. I will try and post some more photos over the weekend. Apologies for the lack of comment, but I am still absolutely shattered - so much happening this week.