I have just returned from a backpacking trip to the Pembrokeshire Coast Path in Wales, and what an awesome trip it was.
As you will know if you follow my blog, I backpacked the whole route five years ago, using my tent. On that trip I had some really rough and stormy weather which made for interesting walking 🙂 ! Since then, my son, Paul, and I have returned to do sections each year – with work commitments, he is unable to walk the whole route in one go as that would take two weeks. And in better weather I might add! We walked the first section in 2017, the second section last year, so this was the third and final section. It happened to coincide with my daughter, Sarah, being in the country so the three of us walked it together this time.
This was a 64 mile section, which, with travelling, took us four days and we had an amazing time. I am used to walking alone so it was great to have the best company possible for this walk. The weather was dry and mostly sunny, in fact, at times just too hot and the clifftop breeze was welcome. As always, of course, the scenery was stunning and there was much wildlife to see. The picture above was taken as we approached Manorbier.
With my ankle problems over the winter, this was to be a bit of a test for me, and I’m glad to say that apart from a few twinges, all was fine despite the weight I was carrying. Having said that, we weren’t camping on this trip so my pack was lighter than usual because I had no tent, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, or stove. I was encouraged though 🙂 !
I’m sure I will be posting more entries from our Pembroke trip once I get my new glasses, so watch this space 🙂 !
Thanks for stopping by and reading my ramblings, and I hope you enjoy exploring with me.
Until next time,
The Dorset Rambler
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