April 9th: Dale to Herbrandston or It’s wonderful not to have to dry your boots!
Somebody working in his garden called it the ‘best day yet’ – sunny and even warm in the shelter of coves, trees and lanes. Another day of walking along strikingly coloured cliffs. Passed many ‘ruins’ – it’s unfortunate that there isn’t information at each site as they raise so many questions as you stand near them or in them. We did meet David Charles Tarasconi [actor] who shared much of his life story with us! He told us of the coastline being a haven for smugglers of contraband in the old days as well as in more recent days! He spoke of Captain Hook the famous pirate who had frequented the area, Henry VII being born in Pembroke castle, the Napoleonic and the WW2 defences that pepper Milford Haven. As we were once again ‘backtracking’ from Dale to Herbrandston, [we had to walk an extra 3 1/2 miles as the incoming tide prevented a beach crossing] we met Steve again, this time with his brother Mark. They were heading to Dale! It is wonderful not to have to dry your boots!