Dale

It was to be just me and the “Navigator” for Monday`s walk as Mrs Navigator was staying home to nurse a raging toothache and to ensure the chimney sweep did a good job.

The decision on the destination had been suggested by me and a coastal walk to the Dale peninsula on the Pembrokeshire Coast was our objective.

It was yet another fine September day with mirror calm seas. The only black spot was the fact that we had to pay for parking – free from October to end of March.

Route

We took a path heading to the neck of the peninsula across a second world war airfield to Hoopers Point to look across the empty expanse of Marloes Beach towards Skokholm Island. Not far from here we had our first coffee break.

Skokholm Island

 

Marloes Beach and Gateholm Island

Turning south we walked along the coastal path heading back to the car. Usually on our walks we see few people but today it was extremely busy with a number of walkers on a walking holiday taking advantage of a baggage transfer system.

 

The biggest group was a class of teenagers on a field trip possibly from the Dale Fort Centre.

As well as our lunch boxes we grazed on the abundance of blackberries.

There was also some interesting history connected with Dale as it was here that Henry Tudor and his followers landed.

No wonder he picked this lovely part of Wales.

 

Why travel to the Med.?

 

Irish Ferry

On entering Dale village we came across the sculpting work of Sean Kehoe

 

 

 

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