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Tuesday, September 27, 2005

Fishguard to Strumble Head

This morning we packed our bags and left the hospitality of Mrs Evans B&B. We were moving on further south to tackle the sections of Coast Path between Fishguard and St Davids. After the heavy rain of the night before, today we started with beautifully sunny skies. It would be a pleasure to walk, though this time we were burdened by our packs. Despite the seemingly ruthless packing process, they were still a bit heavy!


The first leg of today's journey was by bus, covering the ground that we already walked yesterday down to Fishguard. From there we joined the coast path and huffed and puffed up the hill at Goodwick. It was slower today, but enjoyable because of the the lovely day. The start of the walk was quite easy and soon we were back to the spectacular views of the coves and headlands both behind us and ahead. Soon we can across more seals (approximately 20 on the first beach) and then more... and more... and more. It was amazing, so we stopped quite a lot. Most of the time we were well above the beaches on top of treacherous cliffs, but at one point near Strumble Head the trail came down very low to the beach, and had we wanted to, we could have walked on to the beach and seen the seals up close. We left them be though, not wanting to disturb the pups any more than we were from a distance.

At Strumble Head we called it quits for the day's walking... the feet felt like they were being ground into the dirt with the weight of our packs. So we passed the time waiting for the "Strumble Shuttle" bus by sitting in the bird hide (an old military fortification) and watched through the binoculars the porpoises jumping in the waves.

The closest B&Bs we could find for the night were at Trefin, since unfortunately the Pwll Deri youth hostel is closed on Tuesday nights. But no matter, the Strumble Shuttle took us there and Pen yr Olmarch was a lovely B&B... quite luxurious for us grubby trekkers!

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