Day 4

Day 4 started with Reveille at 7am for the boys to go for their swim at the small rocky bay of Trevine. David is a regular but i have to say Rhodri and Andrew looked a bit pastey. They soon warmed up with a shower and a hearty full Welsh breakfast courtesy of Alison and Jeff, our hosts here at Yr Hafan. While we shuffled cars to get us to the start and the right place to the right place for Hugh’s lunchtime bailout the heavens opened for 30 minutes. It stopped raining just when we needed to start walking so the rain gods were indeed smiling on us again. The path had been in danger of drying out but this just restored the muddy stretches to what we have come to expect! To be fair today had plenty of dry and grassy sections as we traversed our easy 9 miles from Aber Mawr to Abereiddy, via Abercastle and Porthgain. The marchers today were me, Rhodri, Alisha, Andrew, Hugh, Judith and Penny. Mari-Anne decided to take the day off and go back to bed since Hugh has a habit of waking them all up at 5.30 am! We lunched at the swim stop at Aber Draw beach in the old mill building out of the strong wind. Hugh had been asleep for most of the time but by mile 6 he was ready for his lunch. A quick couple of extra miles got us to Porthgain and the Sloop Inn for a mid afternoon pint and our final farewell to Hugh for the afternoon and a quick car shuffle to get the Volvo to the end of the walk at Abereiddy. It really is a logistical triumph to get the right car in the right place at the right time!
Then the last lap to the blue lagoon at Abereiddy just took us an hour in good sunshine and the warm breeze. Then back to the start to retrieve the cars for Judith and Penny.
We managed an early dinner at the Sloop Inn and at last i succeeded in getting some photos
in from my camera, onto the iPad and up into the ether! Finally I have learned how to do it!
Tomorrow is a long day, probably 14 miles and we have seven extras joining us for the 10 am start. It seems like Hugh may be doing the second half of the day with us from Whitesands
to Porthclais near St Davids.

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