In search of adventure, Leigh and I walked part of the Pembrokeshire Coast Path from Solva to St Davids. It was a lovely day, fabulous scenery and we had a good laugh walking along.
Leaving Solva we soon discovered a colony of Dark Green Fritillaries which are hard enough to photograph anyway without trying it on the Coolpix P5100. I did manage one or two half reasonable shots though.
We arrived in St Davids too late to be bothered finding a pub for the big Holland v Denmark crunch game, I’ve always followed Holland since 1974 and Leigh drew Denmark in the sweepstake at work – 2-0 to Holland by the way, so we headed off to the Cathedral. St Davids is Britains smallest City and isn’t much bigger than Wentworth but it has one hell of a church.
Hungry we headed back up the hill to The Bishops – a pub for a pint and a spot of lunch. St Davids doesn’t have any Good Beer Guide pubs but this had Adnam’s Lighthouse on at 3.4% ABV. The menu looked good too, Leigh went for Glamorgan Sausages and I went for the ‘Gold Award Winning’ Pork Sausages. Two pints and a bit of food £21.70! The beer was £3.40 a ffucking pint! The only gold award those sausages would have won an’ all was best frozen economy at Jack Fulton’s! The barman at our ‘local’ The Ship in Solva told us that night that this kind of daylight robbery was commonplace in St Davids.
Later in the afternoon I made a return trip to Dowrog Common, lovely and sunny but too windy really for any decent dragonfly action. The Beautiful Demoiselle were sheltering in the river bank and bugger all else seemed to be on the wing. I did come across another bloke who with a group had failed to see much or find any Lesser Butterfly Orchid. I managed about the same but did come across this Heath Spotted Orchid.
The Chubby Chaser was found along the green lane at the other entrance to the Common, he seems to have replaced the Hairy Dragonfly from yesterday.