Skirting the edge leg 19
This leg is Fishguard to Pendine sands, in essence the Pembrokeshire coast in a day. One day would be justice to the national park as indeed have any of the l
egs in reality, to each of there respective locations. But the job here is to skirt the coast not have a holiday at each place I visit. Pembrokeshire was always on my wish list, and I have taken the opportunity to visit a few places I had not seen before.
Before long it was into those narrow lanes, again where the grass grows in the middle of the tarmac, and the hedges are so high its impossible to see anything, its been a constant battle to drive these roads as the average speed drops, and the time driving goes up.
From here it was over to Whitesands bay a lovely open sandy bay which is very popular with visitors for surfing and swimming, its still early and I am managing to avoid the carpark attendants, as like some places it will add up to vast sums of money if I have to pay to park at each location.
It was rush hour in the City of St Davids (e.g. the milk float and the bin lorry had blocked the entire city into grid lock) so I by passed and headed to solva, where the first of the car park attendants had already, set up for the day, so again I by passed.So the next stop was at Newgale beech.
From here onwards the beeches were new to me, having spent most of the time previously in Pembrokeshire either in Tenby (coming up later) or the north coast walking. So next is Broad Haven.
the landscape changes as one enters the southern part of Pembrokeshire, less narrow roads and more cliff top drives. the sandy beech’s are smaller but none less amazing in views.
The last place of this leg was Pendine sands, the hallowed sand (turf?) where many a car has attempted a speed record, the tide was in, but even then the beech just goes into the distance for as far as the eye can see, and its very firm.