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Ladies go to Saundersfoot

Mari Lydford - Monday, September 26, 2016
Ladies go to Saundersfoot

LADIES GO TO SAUNDERSFOOT

By Mari

Four friends and I headed to Saundersfoot for a weekend away with a plan to walk just a few miles of the wonderful Pembrokeshire Coast Path. We arrived at our very nice hotel early Friday afternoon after stopping off at the picturesque Llaugharne on the way. Five afternoon teas were requested in the hotel lounge and quickly consumed. We then headed out to explore the area. From Saundersfoot we headed along the Pembrokeshire Coast Path towards Amroth, the plan was to walk to Wisemans Bridge, the tide was out and we walked across Saundersfoot beach, it was a lovely warm and sunny April evening and we arrived at the pub right on the sea shore, it looked deserted until we went inside and much to our surprise, on entry we found it was packed with people enjoying their Friday night Zebra wine.... on closer inspection nearly everyone in the pub was drinking the same brand of wine...Zebra. One of our party headed to the bar to order 5 glasses of wine, she came back with two bottles of Zebra– which she had been assured by the barman was a much cheaper way of buying wine! Oh well...two hours later we began the trudge back to our accommodation, it seemed further away than we remembered. We had the most wonderful meal in the hotel restaurant that evening. But next morning, bright and quite early we were back for a walkers-breakfast and off we headed to Tenby. We stocked up with lunch essentials in Tescos and caught the bus out to Manorbier. We picked up the Coast Path at Manorbier Castle and began the walk back to Tenby. The scenery was breath taking, the southern part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is said to be less dramatic than the north, this may be true but it is no less stunning. We stopped for lunch on the cliff top, we sat on a bench with bunches of flowers strewn on the ground around it, the bench was dedicated to a recently deceased lady, there was a wreath, I cannot recall the words written on the card attached, the message was so moving, we felt quite tearful. Our route left the coast for a time and headed inland around a firing range, the path was a little less interesting at this stage prompting one of our party to break into an impromptu keep fit display, other walkers stopped to admire her moves, with our spirits lifted again we arrived at the huge Tenby South Beach. Our pace quickened and we strode out across the open sands towards The Dennis Cafe just off the beach, cup of tea and a slice of cake anyone?

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