Milford Haven, visitors and Lundy

We ended up staying in Neyland Marina for six nights, it was comfortable with great facilities, not the prettiest location but great to explore from. We had a couple of days of foul weather and it was great to not have to go anywhere. Monday 1st August it rained heavily all day, the worst weather we have had so far! We have been so very lucky, in over four months, we have only had two really wet days, we've had rain, downpours even, and some snow back in Arbroath at the end of April, but overall it's been dry.
Having plenty of time to complete our circumnavigation has meant that, mostly, we can wait for the right conditions to move on, we don't feel under any pressure to get anywhere, rather lovely really, if conditions are adverse we can stay put and wait for things to improve meanwhile we'll get out and about on the Bromptons exploring.
Tuesday 2nd August. We cycled along the Brunel trail, an off-road cycle trail, to Haverfordwest, then folded our bikes and hopped on a bus to St. David's , from where we cycled to and walked along the Coastal path, looking out over Ramsey Sound, the fearsome passage we had passed two days earlier. This time it was mid flood and much more turbulent, glad we'd already got that one in the bag! I may have mutinied had I had the preview.
Thursday 4th we had visitors....brilliant, it's so good to share our adventure and to catch up with friends. Malcolm Watson who we know from Little Bealings and his two sons Milo and Gabriel, arrived for their week's holiday in Pembrokeshire a day early so that they could spend some time with us, they took us surfing and we took them sailing. My first ever attempt at surfing, on Newgale Beach, amazing, like being in a washing machine, apparently the conditions were great....if only there was a bit more time between the waves, then I might be ready, or at least facing the right way.

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On Friday we sailed up the Cleddau River, the far end of the Milford Haven, beyond the sight of oil refineries and tankers. Where the woodland meets the river and a few houses overlook it. We picked up a mooring and took the dinghy ashore to sample some local ale.

Our next leg is to North Cornwall via Lundy, an island conveniently placed halfway, and a nature reserve

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Leaving Milford Haven on our way to Lundy


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