Day 047 : Solva – Whitesands Bay

The pretty harbour of Solva is a small village with artist galleries and craft shops. I leave all this behind as I make my way past the sailing crafts bobbing up and down on the water.


I stop at another pretty harbour of Porthclais. It is used mainly by local fishermen and sailors.

I notice a little hut by the car park which I thought was a ticket collectors shed. It turns out to be a café, so I stop for tea and cake. It must be the smallest café I have ever seen.


I meet up with a foursome who was staying at the same youth hostel as I was. We had been chatting yesterday about my challenge and had another chat and photo session today. They were doing a recce for there local Ramblers group (Vale of Glamorgan Ramblers). They gave me a bandero to wear with the Scramblers logo on it. I promised to wear it to keep my hair under control and to keep my ears warm. So thanks to Adrian, Bill, Ruth and Gwenda.


I got a good view of Ramsey Island which is only about half a mile from the mainland. It is owned and managed by the RSPB. It is great for viewing birds on the cliffs and also has a large grey seal population.

I noticed some guys riding a RIB craft along the coastline. I think this was a company doing a sight-seeing trip.


They are building a substantial new lifeboat station at St. Justinians(St. Davids). The old one is up for sale if you want to convert it into a holiday home. Anyway I had to follow a diversion around the site.