Hasguard Cross to Caerfai
There we heavy showers promised for during the night which did happen although they were quite sporadic, not too heavy and didn't last for very long at all. Pete woke at his normal just past 6 am time and went for a shave. He was delayed coming back due to one of these short but in this instance heavy showers. We really enjoyed our stay at Redlands campsite the pitches were really spacious and the toilet block and amenities were really good, the owner friendly and this morning he told us a bit about the history which dates back to it being an RAF site especially for the WAAF. The big plus point for us was it's position only a 2 minute walk away from a hail and ride bus service which connected us to the coastal path and allowed us to walk 4 days on the path from the same base. On going out of the base this morning I also noticed there was a walkers lodge next door advertising accommodation for £15 per night. Looked quite inviting but not very prominent – don't think he would get much trade from passing walkers!
We called in at Tesco at Haverfordwest on our way past to St, Davids and arrived at our reserved place at Caerfai at around mid day. Had lunch then went for a look round St. Davids. It is a city (because it has a cathedral) of less than 2000 population. It is named after St. David the patron saint of Wales. The cathedral is quite magnificent and well worth a look far bigger than I expected. Surprisingly it is also built so that it can't be seen from the sea on purpose!
We have a fantastic view of the sea and the whole of St. Brides Bay in fact, from the van at Caerfai – the coastal path is just underneath us and we can distinguish some of the landmarks of the last few days such as Newgale, Broad Haven, Little Haven and Martin Haven as well as the island of Skomer off Martin Haven. There are also a number of tankers moored in the bay presumably waiting to go into Milford haven. The site seems to have everything we need. Washing and drying of clothes has been established and all other facilities are first class but the best of all is our uninterrupted view of the sea and coastline.
Later on that night there was an article on the local Welsh news about a moorland fire at Solva. As we were travelling to to Caerfai and before we got to Solva there was a fire engine went pat us. We went through the centre of Solva and on our way up the hill the hillside to our right was distinctly ablaze with some quite high flames! Apparently the fire brigade had been out all night tackling the blaze and soon after they had gone they were called out again but they though the second fire had been deliberate?