Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Wet Walking!

Had a rather wet walk this morning from Wiseman's Bridge up the valley to Grove Colliery with our U3A Walking Group. The stream was in flood with lots of muddy water gushing along and we all made good use of our wet weather gear and boots. The only member who didn't care was Rupert the retreiver. He finished up in the sea for a good wash afterwards to get rid of the mud. We all finished up in the pub for tea, coffee, beer and paninis!

The stream was twice as high as usual.

Up at the Grove Colliery looking at the remains of the Cornish Engine House.

A rather bedraggled, but enjoyable walk!

Trip to Cornwall

Godrevy Lighthouse looking serene with the waves crashing all around her. Quite a dull day and not many people about.

Icing cakes for Olive's birthday party!

The finished products. Delicious!

Bubbles at the garden party. It was warm enough to be outside in the March sunshine.

Sunday, 14 March 2010

More Walking!

This time we walked, with members of Tenby U3A, from South Beach Car Park across the beach and up the hillside to Giltar Point, returning alongside the golf course and the rifle range. The tide was far out, the weather was warm (ish!) and the vast South Beach was extremely busy with walkers making the most of the much fairer weather than we have had of late. We all finished up in the Upper Crust cafe for a bite to eat and a 'bit of a chat'.

Grove Colliery

We went for another walk from Stepaside through to Amroth, but this time went via the remains of Grove Colliery. As you can see, it was thriving in the 1860s, but there is not very much left now.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Out and About

Had to go in to Milford Haven this morning to the dentist. Nothing to be done thank goodness, just a clean and next appointment in six month's time.

Went down to Milford Docks where the Safety & Support Vessel 'Svitzer Lindsway' was docked alongside another Svitzer Marine vessel.

Found these gorgeous snowdrops our walk down to Wiseman's Bridge at the weekend.

Our weekend walk also took us past these remains of the coke ovens of the Kilgetty Iron Foundry Works at Stepaside.