Dinefwr Ramblers

Carmarthenshire

Pembrey Sunday 25 November 2018

Burry Port harbour

The day started with the call for attention from Mr Wagstaff.  We were duly instructed that the day’s walk would be easy, over flat ground and good paths, and promised to be led a slow pace with consequences for anyone who broke the rule.  It was cold and windless, but crystal clear which resulted in us donning extra layers, woolly hats and gloves.  Altogether we numbered 29 with two new lady members from Ystalyfera.

From the outset the Carmarthen bay rewarded us with wonderful coastal scenes especially enhanced by the subtle hues of the seascape and long shadows from the sun which was sitting low in the sky. 

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Castlemartin Range Walk 30th September 2018

The weather report promised an overcast but dry day.  In the event however we suffered perpetual drizzle and a couple of showers en-route to the rendezvous point.  In all we numbered fourteen, with our National Park guide Peter Royale and his colleague Nicky.  A couple of guest Ramblers also turned up.  Many of the experienced and wiser members donned their waterproofs, but the careless incumbent writer had put too much trust in the weathermen and had left his behind.  He fell back onto his contingency and donned a blue bag under his outer layer. Soon afterwards however the weather brightened and thereafter we enjoyed a splendid day.  The blue bag was soon dispensed with.

Seal and pup

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Salem 18 November 2018

A beautiful Autumn day for our 7.5 mile walk in Salem, near Llandeilo, attracted many walkers including new ones.  After a welcoming chat our walk leader explained her unusual plan to deal with a very muddy patch in a distant field – using bundles of hay as stepping stones.  So, several of us carried hay across fields and stiles, dumping them when we reached the deep mud at a field edge.  Yes, the plan worked!

Taliaris mansion

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