For the second time this year we set off for Holy Island. Some of the regular group hadn’t been able to make the earlier walk but were determined to do the walk, so we laid on another one in September.
We arrived early, to ensure that we had time to get a coffee/tea and maybe a full English breakfast at The Barn at Beal. As with the previous walk, this was the starting point.
We set off
Fully fed and watered, we left our cars at the Barn at Beal (with their permission) and took the footpath to the start of the causeway. We were crossing soon after the tide had gone out, so the water was higher than on the previous crossing. So, we split and most went over the bridge by the refuge. However, Julie, Martin, Chris and Annabelle went through the channel. It was thigh deep and pretty cold but tremendous fun, to start the crossing.
Safety refuge boxes
Daniel took the opportunity to climb into the refuge boxes. He’s a keen amateur photographer, so this gave him a different perspective and the opportunity to add to his portfolio.
As usual, once on Holy Island, we made our way to Pilgrims Coffee House, which is our cafe of choice on the island. A few of the group went to explore the island. The rest stayed in the tea shop and enjoyed watching the flock of tame sparrows try their luck. Even the odd starling couldn’t compete with the sparrows.
It was a bit colder on the way back, which made the pace a bit quicker. We arrived back at The Barn at Beal much earlier than usual. We enjoyed another round of tea before saying goodbye and heading home.
Thank you everyone for coming along. We hope to see you all soon.
Julie and Martin