The weather was warm, mostly sunny and dry, so decided to cheer myself up and take Emma down the beach, Cei Bach being about the only doggie allowed one at this time of year. So I head off. The road leading to the coast has been undergoing "improvements" for months now, which involves road widening. 7 sets of traffic lights on about a 5 mile stretch. I got everyone on red. We get to the car park, and the path leading down to the beach is very sludgy. We got to the beach, and the tide was in. So there's nowhere to walk, can't cross the river bit to get to the other side without wearing waders, or taking half my clothes off. So we walk back down the sludge and decide to walk through the woody bit up to the top picnic area (I went there earlier in the year) So after much huffing and puffing (me, not Emma,it's steep) we get to the top and they are working on the water works site. Well I should say sewage treatment plant. I was being polite. The stench was enough to make most people pass out, and the noise was horrendous, some huge pumping machine I guess. Undeterred, I thought I'm up here now, we will walk. They hadn't cut the grass since the last time I was there, it was about a foot high, although obviously others had trudged around the circuit so it was at least usable, just. Wet feet. Lots more sludge. Back down through the footpath, nearly slipped over on my arse. Emma covered in mud. And then, it started to rain.
Are you forming a picture by now, an impression maybe of the day? Well to cheer myself up, I drove to New Quay and stuffed myself with fish and chips, so there! And Emma did get to go in the sea, the small beach to the left of the harbour is okay for dogs too, which is good. And we had ice cream. And a long walk to the Fish Factory where the Nature's Calendar thing was filmed that was shown last week, no sign of any dolphins or seals today though.
To end the day, we are now having the thunder storm from hell. It's black, it dropped down with torrential rain just now, and we lost the electric. Good here innit?
I will post the Cenarth Falls stuff another time, when I don't do anything, which will be quite often I think over the next 6 weeks, cos I shall be avoiding places like the plague now that the kids have broken up.
Oh, and I will be able to tell if you have dared laugh at this, oh yes, I will know!