Monday, 16 March 2009

Pen Peles to Dead Mans Gulch

We found a lovely new walk on Saturday. It started out as a road walk round some of the quieter country lanes near us, but we soon discovered a new footpath sign. The path went across this bridge and along the side of thies newly sown field. Finn was on his long tracking lead and he knows the command 'Path' telling him not to stray onto cultivated fields.

We eventually arrived at the coast path, which they were opening up last year, but we have never walked this section before.

'Look at the view Mum' ' Thirsty work all this walking'

The rocks in the background are a favorite place for seals to come out of the water and bask in the sun. There used to be another path going down to them and I used to go there quite often to watch the seals. I swear they used to come and peoplewatch because there used to be a row of people on the cliffs watching the seals and a row of little grey heads in the water watching the cliffs! They didn't like dogs barking. There is a cavern under the cliffs where they come to breed and at the right time of year you can hear them roaring. It sounds really scary echoing through the rocks.

Looking down onto the rocks below

Looking down to Dead Mans Gulch. Local legend has it that this cove was used by smugglers in the past.

Looking along the valley leading down to Dead Mans Gulch.
From here the path goes inland as the M.O.D. test range of Aberporth is in the way. It leads into fields and comes out on the road near my house. I don't go in these fields very often as there are sometimes cattle with big horns in them and several fields join into each other so you can't tell if you are going to meet them or not! Luckily for us the fields were empty, after 3 hours walking I didn't feel like turning round and going all the way back!
Finn slept well that night!


Anonymous said...

Hi Finn! You are a beautiful dog living in such a beautiful place. We enjoy visiting your blog and seeing your adventures.

See ya!
Joey and Zeke

JD and Max said...

Hi Finn - lovely photos, what a gorgeous part of the World you live in. Our female human is Welsh and she tells us that we would love running around in the valleys and mountainsides. Looking at your photos she's not wrong! We love your blog and will visit frequently - JD and Max.

Blue said...

Hi Joey, Zeke, JD and Max, Welcome to my blog. It's really good to hear from you all. I think I,m really lucky living here 'cos there's lots of places to get really wet and muddy.
P.S. I like killing tissues too.