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Bosherston and the Lily ponds

This was the second walk that Jamie and Lecky had led for us and what a wonderful day we all had.

They still haven't quite got the knack of ordering fine weather by the start of the walk, but like last years at

Llanstephan the sun shone brightly by the end.

8 of us assembled at Bosherston in the drizzly rain. Crispin quite liked his label, of the thorn between 7 roses and admitted what good company the 7 women were!!

We started off and soon got to the Lily ponds with the lilies not sure if they should open or not on a day like this. Safely across the narrow walkway we continued walking on, to the eight arched bridge.

It was then a walk across greenery to the welcome sight of the National trust tea room where we had an early pit stop. This was about 11 45am and the lady serving u,s said it was going to stop raining and the sun would come out at 12 o'clock.

We liked the sound of that and sure enough around 15 minutes later, the rain stopped and it got much brighter with the sun quickly appearing.

So disposing of our wet outer garments and reaching for the sun glasses and sun hats, we carried on to the beautiful and almost deserted Barafundle Bay.

The stroll across the golden beach lifted everyone's spirits and we clambered up the other side through the woodland and onto the cliffs beyond.

After a brief stop on the top for refreshments we continued and onto another fabulous beach, at Broad Haven.

At this point Lecky offered to take us on an extra round trip of about 2 miles to St Govans chapel where some of us hadn't been before.

Jamie stayed a while on Broad Haven beach, with Bradley and Bobby her dogs, and would meet us at the café later.

7 of us continued along the cliffs and eventually arrived at the Chapel built into the cliff and which involved climbing down some steps to view it at close hand.

When we had climbed back up the steep steps we started back along the cliffs and then a little way on the road back to the much needed tearooms, Ye Olde Worlde café, where we sat in the garden with teas coffees and lots of scrummy cake all around.

Everyone agreed what a lovely day it had been, great company and a bit of cake is all that's needed.

Many thanks to Jamie and Lecky for choosing this beautiful area where some of us hadn't been for a while and indeed some had never been to Bosherston before.

I know the sun will shine on us next time, but just where will Jamie and Lecky choose?!





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