The family finally get to join me for the first 8 miles of today’s walk.
We leave Dale behind and make our way out onto the St. Ann’s Head peninsular. At West Blockhouse Point we meet a chap just finishing his lunch. After a chat he joins us on our walk all the way to Marloes. Thanks Keith for the company.
After the last few days skirting around the estuary, it is back out to the open seas..
After Milford Haven there is another gas terminal at Herbrandston to negotiate around. Originally it was oil which was pumped ashore ,stored and refined elsewhere but nowadays, it is more Liquefied Natural Gas.
I was looking forward to today as my wife, Christine and daughter, Andrea was driving down to join me for a few days.
The highlight of today’s walk is watching the Irish ferry come up the estuary to Pembroke docks and go out again a couple of hours later.
Today we turn inland to follow the estuary of the Pembroke river..
This area is very much the powerhouse of Britain where a lot of our imported oil and gas comes in.
To the east of Manobier there is an MOD Air Training Defence camp. During the war, what is now the Youth Hostel was the Training school.
Manobier also has a castle which is privately owned which is open to the public but also hosts Events and weddings.
Today is the start of my 186-mile trek of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, starting at Amroth, which is now incorporated in the Wales Coast Path.
I start with a stiff climb out of Amroth onto a grassy cliff top.
The welsh poet, Dylan Thomas, a great wordsmith who wore his heart on his sleeve, brings fame and notoriety to this corner of Wales.
Dylan lived in Laugharne for just four years with his wife Caitlin, living in the boathouse that was bought for him by a wealthy friend.