Saturday, 27 February 1999

Coastwalk , Pembrokeshire Coast Path

St Justinian's → Solva

[Walking into the storm][RNLI at St Justinians

Distance: 10.1 miles
Ascent: unknown
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes

Beginning to turn
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Today was the day I turned south after five days of walking west. It was also the day the weather started to turn from overcast to downright miserable.

St Justinian's is a classic postcard. I don't think there are any angles from which you can take a bad photograph of the red-roofed lifeboat station, perched on stilts above the water crashing against the rocks of the bay. Further along, St Non's is another picturesque location but by the time I reached the legendary well, water was being supplied in rich enough quantites from above that I didn't want to stop to look at the spring.

I intended to walk further, but at Solva the path drops down to the road along the quay, and the lunchtime smells drifting from the Harbour Inn had worked their magic. Solva's another perfect postcard: a deep inlet, full of yachts tied up for the winter. The pub turned out to be a perfect place to dry off, with the bus-stop for St David's just outside the door.

Posted by pab at 22:10