Friday, 6 April 2007
Day 12: St. Non's to Whitesands, 9miles
Maundy Thursday, 5th April: Another beautiful day of wall to wall sunshine so we donned our shorts and T Shirts for this one.(Made a mistake as the T Shirt was collarless and I forgot to put high factor sunscreen on my neck. Consequence was it got burnt. Whoops!) We didn't start walking til nearly 10.30am as the car journey is an hour. This is because as we have now walked all round the St Brides bay area, so we have to drive around the bay as there are no shorter direct routes, except by water. There were alot of people and families enjoying the sun and this stretch of the path. We tried a short cut by Treginnis to avoid the rocky headland and save Pats ankle which was causing her some difficulty. Unfortunately I only had my guidebook as I had lent Andy the ordinance survey map for finding his way by car to the next rendez-vous. It meant that the short cut might have added an extra mile and not saved us much of the headland as we came out just by the south end of Ramsey Island.There were still rocky bits of path and in one or two places we had to scrabble over rocks. As we had done a fair bit of walking Pat and I stopped for lunch by a pond just off the coast path and had our lunch sitting on a stile. We find these do provide useful seating as well as being a way to cross fences. However, we also like the gates when we are tired as they save our legs! We met Andy and the boys at St Justinians at about 2.30pm where they welcomed us once again with flasks of coffee or hot chocolate and some of my mother-in-laws wonderful chocolate wafer cake. Suitably refreshed Pat and I set off to do another hour of walking around another headland to Whitesands Bay. We found the boys there playing cricket on the beach which was still in glorious sunshine. This meant that we had to queue for awhile before we could get our italian ice cream from the van. A welcome refreshment as it had been a long day for Pat & I. This is now our 12th day of walking.
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