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Monday, 10 February 2014

Outdoor fun during the week: The Rath, Gelliswick and The Docks


Country Kids The Rath Chevron Tribute Memorial Milford Haven

Last weekend we deliberately had a low key weekend,  after many busy weeks and weekends, we needed time to catch up with home life and recharge our batteries.

Country Kids The Rath Chevron Tribute Memorial Milford Haven

This week every child was thankfully in good health again, so I really wanted to make the effort to get some outdoor fun into the week, despite the weather.

Country Kids The Rath Chevron Tribute Memorial Milford Haven

Week nights are busy with three out of four children going to different clubs on different nights of the week.  However, I decided to work around them and see what we could fit in.  While Caitlyn was at Rainbows we went for a walk across The Rath.  It was very wet!  We walked along, looking at the statues and the sea view.  

I had quite  a shock when I first saw the above photo on Google Plus- four Dannys!  Later I realised Google had "Auto awesomed" the photos with their "Action" edit resulting in three extra Dannys!

Country Kids The Rath Chevron Tribute Memorial Milford Haven

This statue is a memorial to local people who tragically lost their lives during an explosion at our local refinery in June 2011.  This was such a sad event that affected everyone in our area so we're glad they have a fitting tribute. 

Country Kids The Rath Chevron Tribute Memorial Milford Haven

Reflections in the rain.  

Country Kids The Rath The Fisherman Sculpture  Memorial Milford Haven

We also have "The Fisherman" Sculpture which is dedicated to all the bygone Fisherman of Milford Haven.  Local photographer Jason Davies always takes cracking shots of this important sculpture.

Country Kids The Rath The Fisherman Sculpture  Memorial Milford Haven

It wasn't the best light for taking photos and the Flash really wiped out the statue so I haven't got a photo of the front view sorry!

Country Kids The Rath The Fisherman Sculpture  Memorial Milford Haven

Country Kids The Rath The Fisherman Sculpture  Memorial Milford Haven

We finished our walk, picked Caitlyn up and then dropped Danny off to gym.

Country Kids The Rath The Fisherman Sculpture  Memorial Milford Haven

In the Summer, we can go to the park around the corner and play tennis so I'm looking forward to that.

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Another evening after school, we went down our local beach.  It has been flooding at high tide, so we made sure the road was open and the tide out before we went.

 Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

It was windy, but a lot calmer than it has been in the storms.


Before going onto the beach we crossed the road and took the path towards Danny's Scout Hut.  I wanted to show the girls how far the tide had come in and how much of the road was flooded.

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Ahead of us, a washed up bed of seaweed marks how far the waves had crashed in.  Until recently I had never seen it come in this far.  Now it just seems to keep happening, and not just here, all over the UK.

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

This photo shows how far away the beach is.


We love exploring all the things that have been washed up.

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

In the past when the waves have crashed over the wall and onto the road, we have found crabs and other sea creatures that we help return to the sea.

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven tyre

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Caitlyn's hair shows the wind picking up.  This weekend it has been  at gale force and the road has been flooded and closed again.  People say it will be worse again next week.

Country Kids Gelliswick Beach The Fort Hakin Milford Haven

Milford Haven Port Marina The Docks

Milford Haven Port Marina The Docks

On Friday, the girls gym was cancelled so we explored our local Marina while we waited to pick Dave up.

Milford Haven Port Marina The Docks

Milford Haven Port Marina The Docks

Milford Haven Port Marina The Docks

We peeped at the sea through little holes in the brick walls.  It looked cold!

Milford Haven Port Marina The Docks

So although, I usually like our weekend day trips, I have realised this week that with planning, I can still fit in outdoor fun during the week and evenings.

I an't wait for this to get easier as the days get longer, warmer and we start fancying cold picnic food again!  

Roll on Spring!
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2 comments

  1. Wow you have been busy out and about during this bad weather spell! It's shocking how far the sea has reached inland and all the debris it has left in it's wake - it's going to be an awful clear up job. Thanks for linking up and sharing your adventures with Country Kids.

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  2. Awesome photos! I can't believe the mess the storms have left behind. Love the snap of the rain drops in the puddle and the one of the three danny's :-)

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