Log No 221. Tue 21st Jan 2014 - St David's to Broad Haven, 15 miles (3383 miles walked)
What a difference to yesterday, gritters were out last evening but it never got cold enough to freeze and by morning it was raining.
Caer Bwdy Bay
I started walking at 08.40 in all my waterproofs and with the wind coming from the south the rain was mainly on my side.
Porth y Rhaw
Although my camera is waterproof it wasn't a day for taking photos.
Coming into Solva
The scenery was just as good as it has been but the paths were better, nice and grassy.
I had more streans to cross today so there was a lot of dropping down to near sea level and climbing back up again so rather than taking photos of the coastline I thought I would show these crossings.
After climbing back up at Pwll March I turned south and dropped back down to Newgale.
The map shows a long sandy bay, which it may be at low tide but all I could see was stones.
The last storm had thrown all the stones onto the road making it impassable and a digger was still trying to tidy up.
The wind had strengthened and the rain was coming down harder and I was walking straight into it.
It was 11.30 and I hadn't taken a break yet, I was tempted to stop at a cafe in Newgale and get a meal but I didn't like the thought of having to put my waterproofs back on again after sitting down for a period so I carried on walking. I only had another 5 miles to go to finish at Broad Haven.
It wasn't much fun walking into the heavy rain so I decided to take the minor road rather than the coastal path.
A Grand Design
I came across an interesting house and from the road I could see right through the windows to the sea.
Broad Haven had another big bay and there were a couple of sail boarders out on the water, I don't suppose the rain was bothering them.
It was 13.20 and with the bus not due until 14.45 I had a meal in a cafe.
This stretch of coast I am on now does not have a daily bus service and I had to get a bus in to Haverfordwest then another bus back to St David's.
There is no bus tomorrow.
A wet 15 miles.