Wednesday, 7 December 2011

St Davids - November 2011

Bryan, Andy, Rog and Neil went to Whitesands to close the caravan up for the winter.

We stopped off in Solva on Friday and ate at The Harbour Inn and then headed for Whitesands Bay to give the dogs a run. The wind was blowing hard, so hard that great football-sized lumps of foam would blow up the beach to the delight of Pip who chased them for ages.

We walked into St Davids in the evening. On Saturday we walked on the coast path from Whitesands to St Davids (19.96 km - 671 m ascent). A dull sort of a day but fortunately dry. The coast path was nearly deserted, we saw about half a dozen people on our walk.

Whitesands Beach - Friday

Abby and Pip

Andy, Rog and Bryan on the Saturday walk

A seal keeps an eye on us

On Sunday we drove to Newgale and walked from Newgale to Solva. We had to tell Rog that it was a nice flat walk to keep his spirits up (7.77 km - 424 m ascent). It was a lovely sunny day, just right for a walk. We had lunch in St Davids and then headed back to the caravan. Some lolled in a stupor in front of the telly all afternoon while Andy and Neil took the dogs around St Davids Head to do a bit of Geocaching. (8.18 km - 294 m ascent).

Sunset over Ramsey Island

From the coast path

Approaching Solva



Andy, Rog & Bryan


"Look, cuddly toys. Cuddly toys!"
Total for the weekend about 28 miles and 5200 feet of ascent.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Derbyshire - September 2011

Andy, Rob, Neil and the dogs Abby and Pip went camping at the Duke of York pub in Pomeroy near Buxton and had a few walks over the weekend. Cold water, one bog, good beer and food. Marvellous.

Friday - Dovedale and a walk to Earl Sterndale to have a drink at The Quiet Woman (closed) we then walked back to The Bull I' T' Thorn (also closed) we then walked back to the Duke of York where we were camping (open!).
10 miles total - 1062 feet of ascent.

Saturday - Lathkill Dale. We walked from Monyash to Over Haddon and the Lathkil Hotel and then back to the car over the fields at the top of the dale.
9.3 miles - 762 feet of ascent.

Sunday - Wet. Home early. Shower.



Pip at Lions Head Rock, Dovedale




Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale

Lathkill Dale
Mine engine house, Lathkill Dale

Arran - September 2011

A few photos from our trip to the isle of Arran.

The path from Brodick to Goatfell

Looking back to the mainland

Goatfell ridge

Goatfell summit

Pip on Goatfell


Standing stones


Red deer

Good beer at last!



Flying Pip


Monday, 6 June 2011

Walk to the Plume of Feathers, Castlemorton

A motley collection of old dogs on a 10 mile walk to The Plume of Feathers on Castlemorton Common last Saturday. That's everyone except Sheila of course, I would never dare to suggest that she was motley.

Now you know me, I'm a modest sort of bloke but if you look at the FRONT COVER of this week's Railway Herald magazine you will see one of my photos adorning it. Did I mention that it was on the front cover?

Everyone trying to keep their dogs still and in the photo

Monday, 30 May 2011

Pembrokeshire - August 2010

We drove to Porthgain, caught the bus to Strumble Head and walked back to Porthgain along the coast path. In the rain. 22.6 km (14.1 miles) with 1200 metres (3940 feet) of ascent. On the plus side the weather meant that we had the path to ourselves.

The next day we walked from St Davids to Solva for lunch - 11.4 km (7.1 miles) with 340 metres (1130 feet) of ascent.

Sitting on the Dock of the Bay waiting for the bus


Strumble Head - every time we turned around for the next 14 miles we could see this!


Dick, Bryan & Andy

St Davids Head in the distance



Porthgain again - a welcome sight

Near St Davids