This was the scene on 1st Feb at Whitesands Bay, before the UK received a ‘dollop’ of snow this week. Phil and I enjoyed a fabulous bracing winter walk which brought a bright rosy glow to the cheeks. A quick sandwich lunch and hot chocolate at the beautiful Refectory in the cathedral at St Davids, then wrapped up warmly in our ‘duvet’ jackets, warm headgear and gloves, we headed out along the coastal path to St Davids Head.
This bleak peninsula is steeped in history with the Neolithic burial chamber (cromlech) – Coetan Arthur dating back to about 3,500 BC. The landscape around is littered with boulders from the Ice Age melt and there is also clear evidence of prehistoric man as he defended his Iron Age huts with ramparts of dry stone walls and ditches.
It is a magnificent, unspoiled place with a deep spiritual feeling. To enjoy it at this time of year, the scenery shared with only a few hardy walkers and the roaming ponies in their winter coats, is pure joy and makes us realise how wonderful it is to live in Pembrokeshire!