Ireland day 0925. Wednesday 10 April 2024- In Wales *

Ireland day 0925. Wednesday 10 April 2024- In Wales
Today’s summary A full day with friends in Pembrokeshire. A great day despite the drizzly weather. Visited St David’s cathedral in the morning and Melin Tregwynt in the afternoon. Dinner at The Shed at Porthgain in the evening.
Today’s weather Rain overnight turned into thick drizzle all day. Moderately strong southwesterly wind. App 12c
Today’s overview location
(The green mark shows the location of our route)
Close-up location
(The orange line shows where we walked)
(Click button below to download GPX of today’s walk as recorded, or see interactive map at bottom with elevations corrected):
Melin Tregwynt Loop

(Summary blog only.   Last full blog was Day 0368).

The weather returned to normal today – overcast windy and wet. But that didn’t matter as we had a day of mostly indoor explorations planned, so the rain never became a problem.

Our first port of call was St David’s Cathedral – in the smallest city in Great Britain. It’s a lovely little building, constructed about 1181 AD. We had a good look round and a light lunch in the café afterwards. After returning to the cottage briefly we drove a short way to the woollen mill at Melin Tregwynt. A charming little working factory producing beautiful woollen fabrics.

After completing our viewing and even a couple of purchases, we pulled our boots on and set off down an extremely muddy track to the sea. We joined the Coast Path and negotiated a stream in spate, then reached the beach at Aber Bach. It’s a stony beach and the drizzle had re-started, so we didn’t linger to admire the view. A short path up a lane at the far side of the beach took us back to the mill and to the car.

There was just time for a quick cup of tea and slice of marmalade cake at our friends’ cottage before nipping out again to the Shed fish and chip bistro at Porthgain for dinner. Needless the cod and haddock were super fresh and the walnut pie afterwards rounded off the meal perfectly.

Back at the cottage again now, relaxing by the fire, and reflecting on an excellent day. Back to Ireland tomorrow.

Today’s photos (click to enlarge)

St David’s Cathedral The Monarch’s pew, with elaborately carved misericord.   Elizabeth II came here on at least three occasions
Looms at Melin Tregwynt Interesting long distance path, linked up with one in Co Wexford
Down on Aber Bach beach Porthgain, where the Shed restaurant is situated, with old slate loading facilities on the left
Edmund (grandfather of Henry VIII)’s tomb in St David’s Cathedral
Interactive map

(Elevations corrected at  GPS Visualizer: Assign DEM elevation data to coordinates )

Total distance: 3766 m
Max elevation: 29 m
Min elevation: 0 m
Total climbing: 135 m
Total descent: -135 m
Total time: 01:17:46
Download file: Melin-Tregwynt-loop-compressed-corrected.gpx

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