After a long week at work and a slow journey south down from Cheshire to Pembrokeshire, I finally landed on Ramsey Island (28 hours late – yes I was counting!).
My slight worry that the weather wouldn’t hold long enough to get across was unfounded and it actually turned out to be a lovely, bright and warm(ish) day. Each time I have arrived at Ramsey (four times now), the weather has been stunning – usually meaning I get sunburnt but no problems today.
The photo below is my second favourite view, only spoilt by the fact it’s on the wrong side of the water. This is the view of Ramsey Island from St. David’s Lifeboat Station at St Justinian, from where the boat to the island sails.
With a large rucksack, a big box full of two week’s worth of food, a camera bag and a day sack, the steps down to the quayside burn a few calories but it’s easier than the return leg.
Arriving at 4 o’clock rather than the usual 12 o’clock meant that I didn’t have time to wander around the island today but I’ve got two whole weeks to do that.
This is the view from my bedroom window for the next fortnight and it’s not a bad sight to wake up to each morning. From this window I can see the stone walls and fields of the island in front of Ramsey Sound, with the backdrop of the mainland and St. David’s in the distance.