Walk on the Wildside II (the sequel...)

Yes - after walking the Pembs coast path last September, we're off again.  This time we're walking the Ceredigion Coast Path and we'll be joined by Jo and Dave Milborrow Skomer's outgoing Warden and Assistant Warden (respectively), but it's all for the same great cause - the fabulous work of the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.
Oh, and Llinos has new boots, so we're confident that the blister situation will not be as bad this time!!
If you'd like to sponsor us, get your credit/debit card out and click on the 'donate now' button to the right to donate securely online.
Just like last time, we'll be taking lots of pictures and collecting donations on the way, and Lucy will be continuing her welsh lessons from Llinos.  Keep up to date with our progress here on the blog...

Llinos, Lucy, Jo, and Dave

Total raised so far...

Hi all

Just a quick note to say that after our first count up and with some money still to come in, the Walk on the Wild Side has raised a total of £1750 for the Wildlife Trust of South and West Wales.

Thank you so much to everyone who sponsored us, we really appreciate your support and look forward to seeing the results of our efforts on Skomer and at the Welsh Wildlife Centre in the near future.

Lucy and Llinos

Even more pics

Here we are at the very end... :)

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More pics..

See some of our pics on the right and more at: Jo's pics

We've done it!

Hello everyone - just wanted to let you all know that we've finally made it all the way to Amroth - yay!

A huge thank you to everyone who has supported us on our journey in so many ways - in particular...

  • Jo Milborrow - for joining us for three long days of walking, helping out so much with the fundraising and surprising us today by being there at the finish...
  • Diane Sparey - for all the mothering :)
  • Sue and Phil at the Clock House restaurant and cafe in Marloes for collecting sponsorship and giving us a slap up meal!
  • Sue and Chris at the Old School hostel in Trevine for the hospitality and fabulous breakfast
  • Our parents for lifts, emergency supplies and rescues!
  • Kiri for letting us turn her flat into a Youth Hostel for three nights, driving us around, drumming up sponsorship, and setting up a fabulous finish line (complete with cakes) for us at the end!
  • Nathan Walton for making sure Llinos wasn't left stranded in Amroth at the end
  • Sue and David Chambers for comfy beds at Square Farm for a few nights
  • Dave Milborrow for letting us use his amazing puffin pic for our caption competition
  • Ben Stone from Radio Pembrokeshire for ensuring everyone knew how we were getting on each day
  • Gareth for decorating our donation bucket...
...and everyone who so generously sponsored us so far.

For those of you who didn't think we'd make it...there's still time to sponsor us... www.justgiving.com/walkonthewildside2009

Pics to come later when we've figured out our cameras! 

Day 9 - Pembroke to West Angle

A strange day today - lots of time spent in woodland and farmland, so it didn't feel much like walking the Coast Path at all.  We arrived at West Angle tired and a bit low in spirits so we are looking forward to having company on the walk from West Angle to Stackpole (that's the plan anyway) tomorrow.  We're also looking forward to getting back to the coast and seeing some of Pembrokeshire's most beautiful beaches tomorrow...Fresh West, Barafundle etc etc.

Blister update: Llinos's feet are still gaining more blisters but she's managing to keep going and with some reassurance from us all that they're not infected and we're still piling on the Compeed...

Time for strictly come dancing now...no, not us...on tv... :)

Lucy and Llinos  

Day 8, the industrial/town bit...

Today we've done the stretch of the path the takes in some of Pembrokeshire's towns and heavy industry, starting at Sandy Haven and finishing up with a nice cup of tea overlooking Pembroke Castle.

This 16 mile stretch included passing underneath the South Hook LNG jetty, over the jetty at Waterston and over the Cleddau bridge - it was hard going, and interesting, if not pretty.

Llinos's feet are still causing her lots of pain, so progress is slow when the terrain is uneven, but we're still about 5 miles ahead of our original schedule, and the weather has been very kind.

The plan tomorrow is to head out from Pembroke and finish up at Freshwater West (a fair bit further than our original plan, blisters dependent).

Right now though, a good night's sleep is in order...

More tomorrow...

Lucy and Llinos