Lovely Lydstep

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Ever since I managed the walk to Giltar Point shortly after we arrived down here in Tenby, I have had my eye on Lydstep. I have had the map out and calculated roughly how far it would be and how long it would take and I have been biding my time. I had already decided it was too far to be safe for Paul to tackle and I also knew it might prove too difficult to take Bella. Most of it is on the cliff edge and that would mean she would have to stay on lead. Belle is a terrier and sniffing is her business so I knew that it would probably take days rather than hours to have her with me. The other decisions involved the type of weather and the day. Weather, an easy choice, dry and clear. I wanted to enjoy this walk and be able to see the views, which I suspected would be stunning. Day, Saturday. I felt I wanted the chance of meeting the occasional person - I still feel a little bit cautious about falling or not being able to manage - and Saturday brings more people out than a weekday.

I woke up and the sun was streaming in the window. It was Saturday. I felt really excited. I checked with Paul to see if it was OK with him for me to go and, armed with my haversack containing warm clothes and an apple, a lot of tissues because my nose runs if it's windy or cold, and my mobile phone, I set off.

There were a few more people on the beach because it was Saturday and the sun was transforming the small groups into stick people. I could see my first objective in the distance and started towards Giltar Point. I reached the top of Giltar after an hour and I was just speaking to my first group of people when my phone rang and it was Paul checking I was OK. We had arranged that he would drive over to Lydstep to pick me up at the end. From now on I was on the top of the world, well, the cliff, and it was all new territory. src="https://sparkpeo.hs.llnwd.net/e4//nw/4/5/l458087618.jpg">
Walk over and Bella and Paul in Lydstep to greet me and drive me home. 6.44 miles. I'm so pleased to have managed this walk before we leave Tenby.
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    What great planning and determination to make it all happen... Congrats on a job well done!
    3723 days ago
    Thanks for your comments folks. The views were fantastic and the weather was kind. It felt good to be alive and I wish you could have all been with me.
    3728 days ago
  • BRANDI1809
    Di, thank you so much for sharing your brilliant achievement and for documenting it with such stunning photos. I bet both you & Paul in particular are proud of your walk considering all you have been through over the last 18 months.
    You are a brilliant example to the team of determination & grit and I hope you enjoyed a huge icecream at the end of your trek, you certainly deserved it.
    3728 days ago
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    What a lovely walk you had I'm so jealous, only a few weeks and I'll be at the coast, hopefully having cliff top walks as well.
    Lovely pictures thanks for sharing them.
    3728 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/6/2011 5:23:05 AM
    sounds like you had a lovely walk with some fantastic views!! emoticon
    3728 days ago
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    emoticon looks lovely!
    3728 days ago
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