Day 11 – Monknash to The Blue Anchor Inn, East Aberthaw

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Possibly the oldest pub in Wales

Yesterday we had an unscheduled rest day. Having people helping us, or joining us for bits of the walk is great, but it does take its toll on Zara, and the day before yesterday it all got too much. By last night Zara was completely burnt out so we decided that we would take an extra rest day. It’s a good job I messed up when planning so its not gonna cause too many problems.

We’ve moved on to a lovely little place called Monknash, and we’ve been met by David and Cath who have been very helpful sorting things out for us. David is and ex policeman and is member of a walking group called ‘The Old Plodders’, you couldn’t make it up could you.

It’s staring to become a bit of a theme that the mornings are wet, and this one is no exception. We’re back on the Wales Coast Path again and this time it’s ok, flat and easy going…….

The weather starts to brighten a bit and the Lighthouse at Nash Point is an interesting find on the WCP. All along then path we keep coming across old machine gun emplacements left over from the war.

We finish the day at The Blue Anchor Inn, which is a fantastic 14th century pub. This is a little gem of a place and i would highly recommend you put it on a place to visit, but more on this tomorrow.

Todays miles – 11.9

Ians Beer of Yesterday

No strictly a local brew, but it’s not too far away. This was from The Plough and Harrow in Monknash, just near where we stayed the night.. Straight from the barrel and crystal clear. Too easy drinking, light, refreshing and at 4% perfect for an afternoon.

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