Another moving day and we wake to heavy rain and strong winds, luckily the rain soon clears and the awning dries off enough to be taken down without soaking me.
We have enjoyed our week in the Preseli’s, the walking has been cracking some directly accessible from Westward West the CL we have been staying on. This site has only been open a couple of years and is well situated to explore the area. It has been very quiet, we have been the lone van for most of the week.
All packed we head north about thirty-five miles to Cross Inn, just outside the fishing village of New Quay. It is a very straightforward trip and we are soon sorted and the kettle is on for tea. The wind is still gusting hard so the awning presents a challenge, but eventually it is secured. I am glad that we have the porch rather than the full awning, I am not sure we would have got that up in the wind.
We wander through Cross Inn village and then walk alongside the A486, which is narrow in parts but fortunately there is little traffic. As we approach Llaingrog we take the bridle path that runs beside the static caravan park. We follow this and soon get dramatic coastline views.
On reaching a lane we turn left and head uphill, at a junction we turn right to head downhill into New Quay. As we pass the bowls club bowlers are just starting their roll up. It all looks very well kept and inviting. It is far too long since I polished my woods and spent an afternoon on the green. About sixteen years ago I started playing and for four years played three or four times a week. At the time my back restricted my playing golf, but as I began playing more golf the bowls tailed off. Perhaps when settled back at home I will take it up again.
As we continue down hill we get splendid views of the harbour and beach. It is still school holidays and there are lots of families around. This is a busy village with lots of food outlets and brightly painted cottages, many of which appear to be holiday cottages.
We mooch about and the boys pick up discarded chips and Crosby gets a whole apple from somewhere. They much prefer places like this than open moorland! At the harbour we look to see if we can spot any Dolphins that are said to frequent this area, a notice board shows the days sightings, the last a couple of hours ago. We decide to come back when it is not so busy.
We head back up the hill and follow lanes and a bridle path bringing us back to the A486 by the static caravan site, then retrace our steps walk back to Cross Inn and our site.
(28th August 2014)
[To follow my walk you will need Ordnance Survey Explorer Map 198 –Cardigan and New Quay]
© Two Dogs and an Awning (2014)