Week 32 roundup – Saundersfoot to Angle, and Pembroke Dock to Milford Haven

Wednesday 8th to Tuesday 14th May 2019

Saundersfoot to Manorbier 11.41 miles
Manorbier to Bosherston  10.63 miles
Bosherston to Freshwater West  8.91 miles
Pembroke Dock to Milford Haven  11.73 miles
Freshwater West to Angle 8.7 miles

Total miles this week 51.38

Total miles to date 1403.57

Saundersfoot to Manorbier

 

Tenby. Saundersfoot to Manorbier.

 

St Catherine’s Island, Tenby. Saundersfoot to Manorbier.

 

Manorbier to Bosherston

 

An old tensioning fence post, Manorbier to Bosherston

 

Stackpole. Manorbier to Bosherston.

 

Barafundle Bay, Manorbier to Bosherston.

 

Manorbier to Bosherston.

 

Manorbier to Bosherston.

 

 

Lily Ponds, Bosherston

 

St Govan’s Chapel, Bosherston to Freshwater West

 

St Govan’s Chapel, Bosherston to Freshwater West.

 

Guillemot colony at Stack Rocks/Green Bridge. Bosherston to Freshwater West.

 

Guillemot colony at Stack Rocks. Bosherston to Freshwater West.

 

Ammunition damage, Castlemartin range, Bosherston to Freshwater West.

 

Castlemartin Range Trail, Bosherston to Freshwater West.

 

Martello tower at Pembroke Dock

 

Pembroke Dock to Milford Haven

 

Pembroke Dock to Milford Haven

 

Pembroke Dock to Milford Haven

 

Freshwater West to Angle

 

Freshwater West to Angle

 

Freshwater West to Angle

 

Freshwater West to Angle

Week 31 roundup – Nicholaston to Saundersfoot

Wednesday 1st to Tuesday 7th May 2019

Nicholaston to Port Eynon 6.88 miles
Port Eynon to Llangennith 9.6 miles
Llanelli to Kidwelly 11.8 miles
Kidwelly to Laugharne 10.22 miles
Laugharne to Saundersfoot 13.63 miles

Total miles this week 52.13

Total miles to date 1352.19

Nicholaston

 

Nicholaston Burrows

 

Nicholaston to Port Eynon

 

Oxwich Church. Nicholaston to Port Eynon.

 

Approaching Port Eynon

 

Horton. Nicholaston to Port Eynon.

 

Port Eynon/Overton to Llangennith

 

Port Eynon/Overton to Llangennith

 

Port Eynon/Overton to Llangennith

 

Worms Head and the National Coastwatch Institution station. Port Eynon/Overton to Llangennith. Gower Coast.

 

Rhossili Bay. Port Eynon/Overton to Llangennith.

 

Rhossili Bay and Worms Head. Port Eynon/Overton to Llangennith.

 

Hedge trimming, sheep style. Llangennith.

 

Burry Port, Llanelli to Kidwelly.

 

Llanelli to Kidwelly

 

A tea-shop in Kidwelly

 

Kidwelly to Laugharne

 

Kidwelly to Laugharne

 

Ferryside. Kidwelly to Laugharne.

 

Jellyfish at Scotts Bay, Llansteffan. Kidwelly to Laugharne.

 

The 13th century Laugharne Castle.

 

Laugharne to Saundersfoot

 

Laugharne to Saundersfoot

 

Tunnel at Saundersfoot.

Week 30 roundup – Barry to Nicholaston

Wednesday 24th to Tuesday 30th April

Barry Island to Llantwit Major  12.15
Llantwit Major to Porthcawl 12.11
Porthcawl to Port Talbot  13.84
Port Talbot/Swansea to The Mumbles 9.83
The Mumbles to Nicholaston 9.36

Total miles this week 57.29

Total miles to date 1300.06

 

Barry Island

 

Barry Island to Llantwit Major

 

Barry Island to Llantwit Major

 

Llantwit Major to Porthcawl

 

Llantwit Major to Porthcawl

 

Llantwit Major to Porthcawl

 

Ice Tower, Dunraven Castle. Llantwit Major to Porthcawl

 

Llantwit Major

 

Porthcawl

 

Porthcawl to Port Talbot

 

Porthcawl to Port Talbot

 

The canal just west of Port Talbot

 

Port Talbot/Swansea to The Mumbles

 

Swansea

 

Swansea

 

Swansea

 

Possibly St Helen’s station on the world’s first passenger railway, 1807. Called the Swansea and Mumbles railway. It closed in 1960.

 

Swansea, approaching The Mumbles

 

Approaching The Mumbles

 

The Mumbles to Nicholaston

 

The Mumbles to Nicholaston

 

The Mumbles to Nicholaston

 

The Mumbles to Nicholaston

 

Pennard Burrows and Three Cliffs Bay

 

Stepping stones over Pennard Pill. The Mumbles to Nicholaston.

 

 

Week 29 roundup – Clevedon to Barry

Wednesday 17th to Tuesday 23rd April 2019

Clevedon to Portishead 7.60
Severn Beach to Chepstow 6.92
Chepstow to Newport 15.85
Newport to Cardiff 9.05
Cardiff to Penarth 8.86
Penarth to Barry  10.15

Total miles this week 58.43

Total miles to date 1242.77

Clevedon to Portishead

 

Clevedon to Portishead

 

Severn Beach to Chepstow

 

Severn Beach to Chepstow

 

Severn Beach to Chepstow

 

“The Magic Roundabout”, Cardiff to Penarth

 

This urban art in Cardiff was originally brass / bronze all the way to the ground, but has been targeted by thieves!

 

Memorial stones on the Wales Coast Path, Pengam Moors to Penarth

 

Pengam Moors to Penarth

 

Atlantic Wharf, Cardiff

 

Cardiff

 

Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff

 

Cardiff Bay

 

Pier Head building, Cardiff

 

War memorial in memory of merchant seamen from Wales. Cardiff Bay.

 

Statue in memory of Scott of the Antarctic expedition, which set sail from Cardiff.

 

Penarth Pier

 

Penarth to Barry

 

Penarth to Barry

 

Penarth to Barry

 

Penarth to Barry

Week 28 roundup – R&R near Brecon, then Bridgwater to Clevedon

Wednesday 10th to Tuesday 16th April 2019

Bridgwater to Burnham-on-Sea 11.33
Burnham-on-Sea to Weston-super-Mare 13.98
Weston-super-Mare to Clevedon 0

Total miles this week 25.31

Total miles to date 1136.06

A pill box on the River Parret Trail/England Coast Path

 

Dunball Wharf near Bridgwater

 

Highbridge, Burnham-on-Sea

 

Burnham-on-Sea

 

A rhyne (drainage ditch), so typical of North Somerset. Burnham-on-Sea to Weston-super-Mare

 

Weston-Super-Mare

 

Uphill Manor, Weston-Super-Mare. Shame this wasn’t my B&B!

Week 27 (part 2) roundup – R&R near Brecon, Wales

As mentioned, the mental load of this journey is far larger than the physical, and every few weeks I feel so tired that I don’t feel refreshed even after a couple of days off. So I spent 10 days relaxing near Brecon and only had 2 short strolls.

Wednesday 3rd to Tuesday 9th April 2019
Watchet to Nether Stowey  11.28

Total miles this week – only 11.28, and my feet thanked me 😊

Total miles to date 1110.75

Llanfihangel Talyllyn, Brecon, Wales

 

Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons

 

Henry Vaughan walk, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons

 

One of the many examples of Henry Vaughan’s poetry, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons

 

Henry Vaughan walk, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons

 

Henry Vaughan walk, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons

 

Henry Vaughan walk, Talybont-on-Usk, Brecon Beacons
Monmouthshire and Brecon canal, part of the Taff Trail

 

Talgarth, southern Powys, Wales

Week 27 (part 1) roundup – Watchet to Nether Stowey

The mental load of this journey is far larger than the physical, and every few weeks I feel so tired that I don’t feel refreshed even after a couple of days off. I was nearing this stage but brought my break forward due to a coccyx injury I sustained falling in rocks during the Lynmouth to Porlock leg at the end of March. Consequently, week 27 was a short week.

Wednesday 3rd to Tuesday 9th April 2019
Watchet to Nether Stowey  11.28

Total miles this week 11.28

Total miles to date 1110.75

 

Statue of John Short AKA Yankee Jack, a Watchet shantyman, on the harbour

 

Watchet to Nether Stowey

 

 

Week 26 roundup – Ilfracombe to Watchet

Wednesday 27th March to Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Ilfracombe to Martinhoe 12.13
Martinhoe to Lynmouth 6.15
Lynmouth/Countisbury to Porlock Weir 6.58
Porlock to Minehead 9.00
Minehead to Dunster 4.28
Dunster to Watchet 7.55

Total miles this week 45.69

Total miles to date 1099.47

 

Ilfracombe to Martinhoe

 

Ilfracombe to Martinhoe

 

Martinhoe to Lynmouth

 

Valley of Rocks, Martinhoe to Lynmouth

 

Lynmouth Harbour

 

Lynmouth to Porlock Wier

 

Lynmouth to Porlock Wier

 

Porlock to Minehead

 

Exmoor ponies, Porlock to Minehead

 

Porlock to Minehead

 

Porlock to Minehead

 

Marking the beginning/end of the South West Coast Path, Minehead

 

Minehead to Dunster, look back towards Minehead

 

Minehead to Dunster

 

The Yarn Market, Dunster

 

Dunster to Watchet

 

Dunster to Watchet

 

Dunster to Watchet

 

Dunster to Watchet

 

Alan Herriot’s The Ancient Mariner bronze sculpture, Watchet

 

 

 

Week 25 roundup – Welcombe to Ilfracombe

Wednesday 20th to Tuesday 26th March 2019

Welcombe to Hartland 6.66
Hartland to Buck’s Mills 10.95
Buck’s Mills to Appledore 10.14
Appledore to Croyde 8.60
Croyde to Ilfracombe 10.77

Total miles this week 47.12

Total miles to date 1053.78

Hartland

 

Hartland to Buck’s Mills

 

“The Angels Wings”, the grade 2 listed building “built in 1828 and restored by a few devoted friends in 1934 in memory of Marion Stucley who loved Clovelly”.

 

Clovelly

 

The Hobby Drive, Clovelly

 

Buck’s Mills to Appledore

 

Buck’s Mills to Appledore. A steep section!

 

Buck’s Mills to Appledore

 

A pavement waymarker at Westward Ho!

 

Westward Ho!

 

The Neck, near Crow Point

 

The Tarka Trail, Braunton

 

DUKW six-wheel-drive amphibious assault craft used in WWII. Part of the Braunton Burrows information board.

 

Saunton Sands

 

Croyde to Ilfracombe

 

Woolacombe Sand

 

On Route 27 of the National Cycle Network, Croyde to Ilfracombe

 

On Route 27 of the National Cycle Network, Croyde to Ilfracombe

 

Route 27 of the National Cycle Network, Croyde to Ilfracombe

 

Detail of the Route 27 National Cycle Network waymarker, Croyde to Ilfracombe

Week 24 roundup – Porthcothan to Welcombe

Wednesday 13th to Tuesday 19th March 2019

Porthcothan to Wadebridge 11.35
Rock to Port Gaverne 9.49
Tintagel to Boscastle 7.03
Crackington Haven to Bude 8.71
Bude to Welcombe 10.69

Total miles this week 47.27

Total miles to date 1006.66

Padstow

 

The Camel Estuary, Padstow to Wadebridge

 

The dunes at Rock

 

Lundy Hole, Rock to Port Gaverne

 

Boscastle

 

Boscastle

 

Crackington Haven to Bude

 

Crackington Haven to Bude

 

Crackington Haven to Bude

 

Bude sea swimming pool

 

Bude

 

Bude to Welcombe

 

Bude to Welcombe

 

Bude to Welcombe

 

Bude to Welcombe

 

Wonder what this structure in Welcombe is?