April 4th: Allt-y-Goed Pembs. to Gwbert, Ceredigion
‘Old’ [in the best sense of the word] college friends, Geoff and Nora, took us to Allt-y-Goed where we started our walk under a rather threatening sky. The walk took us down narrow country lanes past old cottages and farmhouses to Poppit Sands where we walked a slightly wider road to St. Dogmaels. The coastal path took us past St Dogmaels church and the remains of the old abbey. The work that has been done on the site is outstanding. We had a quick word with Kevin who was repairing a wall. We also had a coffee in a nearby building where some of the archeological finds are displayed as well as local art and crafts. We have found people in Wales to be so friendly and Becky and Margaret were no exception. Our walk continued through fields which led us down to Cardigan and across the Teifi river. Cardigan was a port from which many Welsh people sailed to the USA and Canada. We headed towards Gwbert through fields which overlooked the Teifi estuary which was dotted with clusters of boats. Across from Gwbert, Poppit Sands seemed a skip and a jump away rather than the 8 mile distance we had walked. A very good day!