Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Freshwater West

Another Monday and another walk. The "Navigator" suggested a coastal walk based on Freshwater West.

The usual suspects were joined by Chris and his dog Daisy.


We parked up at the car park at the north end of the bay and joined the coastal path keeping the sea on our left walked around the headland.

Freshwater West Beach

It was at this beach whilst kayak surfing and a capsize that I found that rip tides take one the wrong way!

Choughs were seen and at lunchtime a female peregrine falcon was perched on the nearby cliffs.



Anyone thinking the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is a flat walk will be in for a surprise on this route. There were some steep pulls  as the path crossed a number of valleys, however the excuse of looking at the view came in handy!

Ancient Fort

Good news

Bad news

A minor panic ensued back at the car, when I had mislaid the car keys, but the third search through the rucksack by Chris found them.

Daisy slept on the way home - sensible girl.

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Pootle on Mon. and Brec. Canal

Not a random walk but a paddle on the canal.

I met up with Judy for a trip on the Mon. and Brec. Canal. We started at Talybont and went as far as Llangynidr Locks.

We normally paddle on a weekday but for all kind of reasons we were here on a Sunday with good weather which had brought out a fair number of narrow boats.


I`m watching you.
We had to go through Ashford Tunnel which on a quiet day is straightforward as it is rare to see any boats, but today we became a little nervous about what the tunnel may hold.  Thankfully both on the outward and return journey we were able to tuck behind a narrow boat and follow them through. If you don't have this facility make sure you are carrying torches.

We had lunch at the locks and then returned back to Talybont where we had a cafe stop and yours truly was treated to a scone and butter.

Approaching Llangynidr


New life
A nice leisurely day.