Thursday, 11 April 2013

Walk to Little Haven

It was a biting cold day
but my cousin suggested taking her dog for a walk on the beach at Broad Haven

What a beautiful day....
a day made for wrapping up well and enjoying the blue skies and bright sunshine!
.....and others obviously thought so too!!

The lovely coastline
and pony and trap made a feast for the eyes

Just what I needed to blow away the cobwebs!

We realised that the tide was right out
and decided to walk on the sand
over to Little Haven

Looking back at Broad Haven

We set our eyes towards Little Haven

It has been quite a few years since
I walked this
and with two crutches
and frequent sits on the rocks

to enjoy the surroundings.....well that was my story!!

we reached Little Haven......

What an acheivement!!!

It is one of the things on my 'To Do' list for this year!!

I found that....
taking it slower and stopping to sit for a while

I sooooo enjoyed myself!!

I noticed, and enjoyed, things that
I would never have seen had I been power walking!

Here we are...
back at Broad Haven.

I feel so full of excitement that I have 'done it'
The great sense that I am moving on
but, also,
just being out in the fresh air on this glorious, 
but freezing day!

The sights I have seen and enjoyed...
the sense of peace....of being
at one with myself and my needs....
of meeting this need to have 'time out', to just
'let go and let God'....
somehow my soul and spirit
felt replete

...and Mitsy
seen here waiting for us to catch her up...
well, I suspect...
she just wanted to get back to the cafe and have her cup of tea!!

and..yes...she's a dog who loves her cup of tea!!


  1. Oh Joan CONGRATULATIONS what an accomplishment I am so proud and happy for you. I knew you could do it and yes it sure does look like a piece of heaven to me.
    Oh I am so happy for you. I am sure the tea was delicious for all:)
    Take care my friend you are doing great. HUGS B

  2. Yay, yay and yippee too. Great news Joan . . . It looks like such a place of beauty!
    What is next on your "to do" list?

  3. That sounds just wonderful and refreshing! Good for you. And I've never known a dog to like tea. Then again, my dog is a GSD and probably likes beer. lol

    P.S. I'd love to take that walk - so beautiful!

  4. What a wonderful day. I am so glad you able to get out and enjoy your day. Laughing at a tea drinking dog. That's a first for me!

  5. What a beautiful area for a walk, thank you for sharing. Wonderful that you were out and about.

  6. It's always a joy visiting. Your photos are such a blessing :)

    Hugs to you,

  7. What a wonderful walk, I haven't done it in ............. I don't know how many years! I think I will put it on my 'to do' list for next time I'm 'home'.
    Glad you enjoyed yourself. A tea drinking dog, now that's funny!

  8. Hello Joan. I am here to catch up with you. What a fabulous walk!!! And those photos of the woodpecker...oh my...stunning!!!
    I do hope you are doing well.
    xo Kris

  9. Joan, I am so happy you were able to get out in the sun, on the lovely beach and walk. You met a goal and a beautiful one at that.
    Sending you a hug,

  10. What a beautiful walk it does you a world of good never give up on your dreams. The photos are inspiring Thank you!!

  11. Joan, So happy for you. I walk slower now because of my arthritis...but I do try to keep going. I used to think getting weaker eyes and wearing glasses was the worse thing about aging...but it truly is the loss of running. Thinking of you give us courage. xoxo,Susie

  12. Good for you getting out there. Sometimes a cold, brisk walk is what you need to feel rejuvenated. It looks like it was a glorious day for being out and about. Best wishes, Tammy

  13. Beautiful post. So glad you could find time to 'just be' and find the stillness within. Gorgeous place. Take care, Jen

  14. What a happy post. Right to my heart.
    Many thanks for taking us along on such a lovely walk and for letting us feel the sights and your strength too.

  15. This is the most beautiful place for a walk, and I am so glad you are now well enough to to do it!!! Your post below, it must have been on my day off. I love the Greater Spotted!! I don't think we have any here. Wonderful shots and a new bird for me.

  16. Hi Joan, What a beautiful area-I'm so glad you were able to get out and enjoy the scenery and the day. Hope you are doing well and enjoying spring.

  17. What a lovely walk and thank you for sharing! I once had a corgi who loved tea as well! Our latest one however turns up his nose at a cuppa!
    Blessings Dear, I enjoyed the walk 'alongside' you!

  18. Well done Joan. You did so well with your walk, and I'm glad you enjoyed it. What a beautiful spot and just look at that wonderful blue sky. We just need it to warm up now!

  19. What good news, Joan! Way to go! Step by step will get it done!

    Amazing pictures of a beautiful place! I would love to be there, too.

  20. Joan- Whooo Hooo! How wonderful. I am so so so very happy at how far you have come. Remember how you were a year ago? Oh My Goodness- what a change. I can hear the excitement in your words as you wrote about your adventure. God bless you, Joan- I am thrilled for you! xo Diana

  21. Oh, Joan, it makes me happy that you were able to be out and about. I enjoyed all of your pictures.

  22. My dear Joan, I am so pleased for you that you got out and felt a sense of achievement! Let go and let God is my motto. It's wonderful that you were able to enjoy the walk more when you were severely limited in your "walkability". Funny how God moves...

    Have a lovely weekend xox

  23. Well done Joan, looks like a beautiful place and all that wonderful, salty, sea air would certainly lift your spirit.
    Great achievement and I'm sure the cuppa at the end of it was well deserved and thoroughly enjoyed.....

    Claire :}

  24. Good going, Joan.. there is nothing like having the cobwebs blown out of your head! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  25. Gorgeous! Love what you said about the true! What a big, open space. Scenic. Thx for sharing the photos :)

  26. Well done Joan. If that's your story (sitting to admire the view) then you stick to it, who are we to argue, haha. I'm so pleased you were able to get out and blow the cobwebs away, then go back and enjoy a hot cuppa.
    I love to see your photo's, they are wonderful.


  27. Thank you so much for the lovely photos. I was there in December and it was soooo cold but refreshing. I can just about smell the sea air from here! I hope there are many more walks in your future and that you will graciously share them with us.
    Joan in icy Michigan - still!

  28. glad you are ticking things off your list and geting stronger.
    My mums dog also loves a cup of tea!

  29. So glad things are looking up ... fabulous that you could tackle that walk :D

  30. Wow, it's so beautiful there. No wonder you felt refreshed! Glorious turquoise water too. SO glad you were able to make it across the sands, Joan. And isn't it amazing how much more we see when we take things slowly? :)

  31. Joan, reading your post and seeing the photos even made me feel better in my mind, at least, so can only imagine what being outdoors on an obviously beautiful day did for your spirits. Glad you are feeling well enough to get out and thanks for the update.

  32. Gorgeous scenes! And a tea-drinking dog? There's a dog I must meet one day!

  33. Thank you for stopping in this morning! So nice to hear from you. Hope you have a wonderful day.♥

  34. Wish I could have joined you on your lovely walk. Thanks for sharing it.

  35. First visit and love it ! That was quite the lovely walk. I would be the one driving the pony on the beach if you ever walked on our shores :)

  36. Congrats on getting out and enjoying that gorgeous scenery! Seems I've been holed up in the house all winter and need to do the same. xo


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