April 17th: Fishguard Bay Caravan and Camping Site [North of Fishguard] to Strumble Head Lighthouse. WALKING THE PATH IS ALSO ABOUT MAKING CONNECTIONS
Thanks to the management at Fishguard Bay Caravan and Camping site who were kind enough to allow us to park our motorhome while we walked the path to Strumble Head. The day started somewhat overcast and cool but brightened up as we approached Fishguard. At the old fort we met David Smith who told us the story about the French soldiers who were captured by a Welsh woman with a pitchfork. He added that the French, who were then captured, were starving, so, one night, they killed the British general’s horse and ate it!! ‘And that is a fact’, added David. We walked through Fishguard and Goodwick. We had been invited to visit Jayne and Ian Cummings at their ‘Y Pantri Bakery’ on West Street. They have been following MaD Walking since we left Canada. Great coffee and pastries and at a great price…stopped longer than planned! Ray Davies from Kidwelly who was walking with us, discovered that the Cummings had once lived in Kidwelly…connections! Later we spent some time with the Cook family who were walking some of the Pembrokeshire path. It’s great that parents are taking their children out for walks like this. Keep up the walking Harry and Lilly Anne!!! Saw some seals…once again some tremendous cliff scenery…and a few colourful wooded areas… put a frantic lamb back into its field…glad to see Strumble Head lighthouse after a 10 mile walk..