Pre Start – Whitesands Bay to St. Davids via St. Davids Head

Just a little warm up

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Just a little warm up

It really doesn’t seem like 3 years ago we were standing at the John O’Groats signpost starting the JOGLE Challenge, but here we are again, standing (well sitting) at St. Davids Head starting to walk to Ness Point, Englands most Easterly place in Lowestoft.

JOGLE was all about Zara taking her recovery ‘on the road’ and raising money to buy vital equipment to help people recovering from brain injuries, this time we are trying to raise awareness of brain injuries and the fact that it is a hidden disability that effects hundreds of thousands of people each year, but nobody is really talking about it.

We’re back in Pixi the motorhome which is going to be our home for the next 60 days, and we arrived at Newgale last night after a 10 hour drive, (including stops for Zara to have a sleep) to find a beautiful surf beach which Zara just wanted to go and try out. Unfortunately we left her surfboard and wetsuit at home so she has to settle for a stroll on the beach.

We drove into St. Davids this morning hoping we would be lucky enough to get a taxi to take us to Whitesands Bay so we could start the walk, but every one I called was busy doing school runs, but the car park we were in happened to be next to a bus stop and at 9am the Celtic Circular bus turned up and after a tour or the south coast we were getting off at Whitesands at 9:30.

We’ve only been going for 1/2 a mile and Zara has found the only rock on the path to fall over! Luckily she’s not hurt herself and blames it on looking at the scenery!

I planned the route walking some of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path knowing that it would be a bit up and down, and this little section up to St. Davids Head is definitely that. I’m already thinking that I may need to do some re-routing.

The rest of the walk isn’t too bad and as we come into St. Davids we get a great view of the cathedral, but again we’ve found some hills!

Todays miles – 4.9

Ians Beer of the Day

Apparently CWRW is ‘Beer’ in Welsh. This is a nice light and hoppy brew from the Glamorgan Brewing Co. and at 4% a nice little session ale. Fortunately the Duke of Edinburgh Inn is just next to our campsite where I found this beer hiding.

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