The Coast between St. David's and Porth Clais, Pembrokeshire, Wales
After walking across the fields on a public footpath for about three quarters of a mile we arrived on the coast by St. Nons Chapel. The current Chapel of Our Lady and St Non was built in 1934 from the stones of St David's home and other ruined pre-reformation chapels in the area and is next to a retreat centre.
This was the first time that we had experienced the rugged cliffs of the Pembrokeshire coast and they looked very picturesque on this warm sunny day.
We now join the coast path at St. Nons. Although the coast path is very popular there were times when we saw nobody at all with, as shown here, just the empty path winding off into the distance.
One of a number of little bays seen all along the coast. We discovered fairly early on that it is impossible to get down to the shoreline except very occasionally and then mostly when there is an inlet with a stream running down into the sea.
We are about half-way along our walk at this point.
An attractive little harbour where we were able to find a small refreshment hut which was very welcome after spending some time in the hot sun.
The bridge at the far end of the harbour carries the narrow lane from St. David's on to Porthstinian and the light coloured patch to the left and further back is a car park (you can see a few cars in it in the larger view) beyond which is the refreshment hut.
We stopped to have a look at these old lime kilns which are to be found at many small ports along the coast. An extensive limeburning industry once thrived here where small sailing vessels could land lime if there was no local supply available and the resulting product was used on the fields.
The public footpath back to St. David's starts very near the eastern side of the harbour and so we walked the mile back very satisfied with our first little walk.