Tuesday, September 16, 2008


Barafundle Bivouac

We went to Pembrokeshire for the weekend, Adele and I, and made the most of the nice weather to explore part of the long distance footpath. First we caught a train to the quaint village of Manorbier, birthplace of Giraldus Cambrensis, and then we hiked the coast all the way to Barafundle Bay. The scenery was spectacular, even better than that of the Gower. A few photos of our walk can be found here. When we reached Barafundle beach we collected enough driftwood for a fire and watched the moonrise while drinking wine, one of the best pleasures in life.

It got quite cold in the middle of the night and the fire went out long before dawn. Then we saw a fox approaching our camp site. Almost before we knew what was happening he snatched the bag containing my food and ran off with it! I hope the rascal enjoyed my Bombay Mix... As if that wasn't cheeky enough, he returned later to steal Adele's bag of food! This is the first time we've ever been outfoxed by a fox! Despite being deprived of breakfast we didn't complain too much -- the sunrise was one of the best anyone could ask for.

Hi Rhys,

Barafundle Bay is one place we have yet to visit. We made the mistake of waiting for a sunny day this summer to go there...
Looks lovely, and I've heard it is frequented by dolphins and if you are lucky enough you are able to swim out amongst them.
We didn't see any dolphins, but it's certainly a perfect beach and I reckon you should head there if you get the chance. It's one of the best beaches I've ever seen!
I can hardly help suspecting...
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