Sunday the weather was grim with rain all day but this being the UK, Monday was glorious and the “Navigator” and I set off for a walk from Stackpole in Pembrokeshire taking in Bosherton Lily Ponds, the beach at Broadhaven South following the coast to Barafundle and back to the car.
There had been some fog from my village east of Carmarthen which had cleared by the time I picked up the “Navigator” and the day just got better with blue skies and warm sunshine.
The lily ponds at Bosherton were mirror like, the surfaces only disturbed by the occasional cormorant, coot and assorted ducks.
Barafundle Bay is often mentioned in the best beaches in the world list but I prefer Broadhaven South.
From the latter we walked the coast taking in Stackpole Head and on to Barafundle Bay.
Here a number of sand artists had drawn Christmas messages and I joined in but certain Facebook “friends” pointed out I had the year wrong!
Thankfully the tide will erase my error. Anyway the sentiment is well meant.
My Sunday chat with the “Navigator” suggested a flat walk on the Millennium Coast path starting in Pembrey and walk towards Llanelli and then catch a bus back. There was a caveat in that on Sunday the snow had come in and whilst we were chatting ice was already forming on the car and this may cause a problem on Monday.
Surprisingly on Monday the temperature must have risen as the ice had all but disappeared and the walk was on. We agreed to meet in Morrisons car park in Carmarthen but although we were both there at the allotted time of 1030 we didn’t see each others cars until 1100 despite being in the same parking row!
We parked up in the first car parking area at the start of the country park – this one is free -and walked on to the coast path and headed east passing through Burry PortThe council had put up a number of new information boards showing the history of the area.
This was a cold but blue sky day with good distant views some showing the snow lying on higher ground. We wandered off the shared path on to other paths which kept close to the sea and some of which were new to me.
Near Burry Port and looking across to the north Gower
Lighthouse at Burry Port
Burry Port Harbour
Clearly different local areas are claiming a connection with Amelia Earhart as there were two plaques some distance apart showing where she landed her aeroplane! perhaps she took off and landed again.
At Pwll near the Pavilion Cafe (recommended) we left the path and walked to the road where we caught our bus (lovely bus passes) back to Pembrey.