Not such a nice day today, mostly overcast and with the odd light shower. Not wet enough to put us off, so we headed for Strumble Head. Their is parking for about 20 or so cars right on Strumble Head and a great spot for campervans (not anything any bigger as there are miles of single track lane with few passing spaces to navigate first!) with 180 degree sea views. On a clear day these would be fantastic and even today they weren’t bad!
The lighthouse was built in 1908 and fully automated in 1980, with access across a narrow suspension bridge (not open to public) as it sits on a small island off Strumble Head.
We wandered along the coastal path heading south and even on such a dull day the richness of the colours of the gorse, ferns, heathers and grasses, interspersed with brightly coloured wild flowers, was quite uplifting.
Looking back at the lighthouse sitting on the string of pearl row of islands.
No real sign of it brightening up so after a couple of hours walk we decided to call it a day and head back to site.
Two thoughts of the day:
We have made a complete change of plan and are now heading down to South Pembrokeshire on Sunday, for the next 3 weeks, instead of continuing up the coast (can’t wait for re-run!).
Staying on a Vineyard next week – could be interesting!