Tuesday, 26 June 2018
Pembrokeshire and West Wales 20-26 June
Amazing weather throughout the week on our annual motorhome trip. Superb views along the coastal paths on the St. Davids peninsula, with the dramatic coast path, views across to Ramsey Island and south to Skomer, together with stunning sunsets over the Atlantic, each one different, with even the mountain tops of Southern Ireland being visible a good 50 miles away. Bird wise, Ramsey Island gave good views of Chough with 3 pairs at least seen in typical tumbling flight in the wind, and uttering their characteristic calls. The landing boat on Skomer was cancelled due to strong northerlies but our cruise around the islands was brilliant - amazing close ups of the birds on the water, especially the Puffins! The coastal path north at Cardigan Bay produced Peregrine and another pair of Choughs, and plenty of Red Kites over the wooded hills, as well as the more usual Wheatears, Stonechats and Meadow Pipits. An enjoyable few days, but a bit too hot!