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... at the first
stop with lunch at the second, arriving mid-afternoon at Whimple.
wonderful to see Ali again and we were made welcome by her lovely
parents, Janthia and Roger. I could never hope to describe the
organisation that has been going on for the wedding, including the
three tiered wedding cake which Ali and her parents had made and
iced. After enjoying a home cooked dinner complete with more clotted
Left Waterford early to catch the ferry for Wales and the port of Pembroke. Crossing was slightly rougher than going over and we couldn't see anything for the first two hours due to rain and mist.
Arrived in Pembroke then a two hour drive into Cardiff. Did a tour of Cardiff Castle, very worthwhile, a lot ...
Accidents will happen
The day started off ignominiously. I have been observing the rule fairly religiously that we use Dora's toilet only for a number one visit, except for dire emergencies. I wish I could say the same for Giuli, who conjures up such emergencies and I have to do the emptying as you will recall. Most mornings I manage to get that cup of tea in bed, before nature’s call. This morning, I realised I wasn’t going to even have time to put ...
It was a bit of a grey start to the day, and cool morning; made all the worse because in the distance the sun was shining on Wales. There was a surprising amount of Tarmac to contend with at both the beginning and end of the day and a lot of switching between roads and path up to Coombe Martin, though near Watermouth work was just starting as I passed to take walkers off the road at high tide, which it was.
Then came the hard climb up Great ...
... off to climb Africa’s highest peak! Giuliana and I had a romantic interlude here on our first holiday together; by which of course I mean we first mentioned getting married. (Meat Loaf comes to mind - only joking!)
I rounded Bull Point behind the lighthouse and met Louise who was having a late lunch. A golf widow I guess; she had walked form Saunton where her husband was playing. Hope it wasn’t him I interrupted in full swing ...