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Friday, 22 January 2016

A Scooter Down the Docks, Milford Marina, Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Last Sunday afternoon we went for a scooter (skate board/ mini BMX ride/walk) down the Docks, Milford Marina.  From the car park (opposite the back of the Harbourmaster Pub), we walked along the cycle path, which I will call the lower Rath (I have no idea of the correct name sorry).  Some of these photos are a little bit blurry- I think I need to buy a waterproof camera for every day use!


Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

This route starts off with a hill, which is always fun to scooter down.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire


The path is tarmacked so is easily tackled on wheels.  When we put our new shed up we will sort bicycles for all of us and hopefully cycle here together.  It's also a popular walk for runners and dog walkers. 

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

The older kids go off ahead, but know to keep in when they pass other walkers and where to stop and wait for us.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Isabelle is so much better at scootering and cycling now but at a slower pace than the older kids as she's smaller.
  
Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

About two years ago, in the big storms there was a lot of damage and the path was blocked and closed for a while.  They have now set up this stone wire retaining wall to prevent this happening in the future.


Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

There were so many different ways to travel on the skateboard in addition to actually skateboarding. 


Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

I asked for a go on all the wheeled toys.  Sadly no one was ever bored enough of the skateboard or mini BMX so I only got to scooter when the girls needed a short rest.  We need more skateboards!


Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Such fun!

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

There are sea views all along the walk.  On calmer days we  explore the beach and walk the pier too (OK, Dave and the kids walk the pier while I take photos!).

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

About half way along, you reach a point where you can turn left to the Rath (this is a fun hill on wheels), turn right down to the beach or continue straight ahead.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Danny chose to play on the hill.  

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Then we continued straight ahead.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

We only went on a bit further and then we turned back.  Some days we go on further to Blackbridge and complete the walk in a round.  On these cold days we're just happy to go out for a few hours of (very) fresh air and then home to get warm again.  I'm looking forward to the carefree warm days when we can stay out late and it will still be light on our return home.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Danny let Izzy scooter ahead of him for a while so she felt like she was in the lead.  

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

He let her "win" their race, then he was off again.  At first she had a little moan to me, but I reminded her that it's nice to take our time so we get to see all the wonderful things like flowers, birds and bugs, so she was happy again then!

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

On the way back, Izzy stopped to play on the hill too, but she was too scared to let herself free scooter down it- she'll get there!

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

I got to scooter a while as Izzy wanted to walk, run and explore a little.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Dave came back to check we were ok and walked along with us until we caught the kids up again.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

New homes had sprung up since our last walk.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Izzy was back on her scooter and with the help of a hitch from Daddy, we caught the other kids up.

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath PembrokeshireFamily Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

We were then back to the car park and ready to go home, get cosy and organise everything ready for school (the joy of Sunday nights).

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Family Days Out Milford Marina Walk Lower Rath Pembrokeshire

Do you have a favourite cycle/scooter path near you?  We also find the walk to our local park and the cycle path in Neyland Marina great for scooters!
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  1. Looks like a lovely place to walk or scoot. My husband & girls all have scooters so think I might need one too. I spend half the time running to catch up 😀

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