April 8th: Herbrandston to Pembroke Dock
Today we backtracked from Herbrandston to Pembroke Dock,once again along the shoreline of Milford Haven, an area that has been used as a port since the Middle Ages. A sunny but windy start saw us through some beautiful and interesting coastline. Various military defences pepper the coastline. Many were designed with the intention of defending the United Kingdom against a French invasion that never happened! We met Steve again. We had met him on the Freshwater to Angle walk on Saturday. Spring is really flourishing. While the daffodils and primroses are in retreat they are being replaced with such flowers as bluebells and anemones and there is a lively greening in the hedgerows. Milford Haven has an interesting walk along the front that suggests a thoughtful community, proud of what so many of its inhabitants have contributed to its growth and survival. Special thanks to Cleddau Bridge Hotel, Essex Road, Pembroke Dock, [www.cleddauhotel.co.uk], who allowed us to park a vehicle in their lot for two nights.