After a change in arrangements, in that we had to provide our own coffee and cake, instead of going to Gileston Manor for it, eight of us set off equipped with a couple of us having made delicious cake to sustain us.
We parked down by the beach where the sea was a glorious calm blue and the sun shining very promisingly. Walking back inland we soon came to a little bridge leading to a lovely stretch of path through a wooded area, eventually coming to some fields and a beautiful old pink farmhouse, where nearby were some attractive holiday cottages. All the time the PowerStation was just behind us providing an interesting back-cloth to our walk. We continued along quiet roads until we reached the Boys Village at Aberthaw, an interesting set of very derelict buildings and a fascinating old chapel, where we all decided that money should ideally be put in to bring the chapel back to life.
See: Boys Village – Wikipedia for further interesting information.
After some time, including taking of our photo, we walked on to the village of Gileston, for several years it has won the “Tidy Village “competition. It was indeed very tidy, so we cluttered it up by sitting on the grass by the verge, enjoying coffee and cake! – a nice sunny spot for a short break. From there we headed towards the cars, taking time to explore down a farm track past and into the local cemetery, all with beautiful views of the sea. We all seemed to enjoy the morning; well, the amount of laughing would indicate so!! In total we had covered 3.5 miles.
Thanks so much to all who came and especially to the cake makers, this made up for our disappointment with the manor plans.