Day 053 : Cardigan – Aberporth

I start the day with a pleasant walk around Cardigan with its castle, shopping centre and market.

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It’s a bit of a walk along the estuary with views across to Poppit Sands towards Gwbert. I skirt around the headland before reaching the coast again opposite Cardigan Island.

I meet the same guy as I met yesterday at the bus stop in Cardigan. He was travelling around the coast visiting various National Trust places taking Wildlife photographs. I was very impressed with some of the shots he showed me, I wish my pictures were that good.

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I see a conical hill ahead of me which is my landmark I am aiming for. It is a popular place called Mwnt with a small beach and a cafe. I strike up a conversation with a whole group of walkers who meet up every year for a walking holiday. They had being doing ever since their university days.

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What takes my eye is a small white washed chapel just below the hill looking out to sea. It is the Church of the Holy Cross, a sailor’s chapel of ease. There are still occasional services held there during the summer.

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Approaching Aberporth I have to skirt inland again around some MOD land and make my way into town along the road. By this time it is pouring with rain and I catch the school bus back to Cardigan.