April 12th: Solva to Broad Haven: A COOL WINDY DAY – A QUESTION ABOUT GORSE – AND MORE LIME KILNS
Today was cool and windy but dry! Backtracked from Solva to Druidstone/Broad Haven! We have seen a tremendous amount of gorse along the coast that appears to be dead…no green even in April. Can anyone explain what is happening? As we left Solva we came across lime kilns again – as we have near many coastal inlets. This was a flourishing industry for several centuries. Lime was produced for lime-wash, for use in mortar [building stone cottages etc] and for fertilizer. There were quite a few walkers on the path and families on the beaches today [schools in Wales began a two-week break]. Doing a short walk tomorrow in order to take something of a rest day! Also changed location to a place further north in Pembrokeshire between St David’s and Fishguard near Tregwynt woollen mill.