What better way to start a day off work than with an early morning trip to the beach?
It was an unfamiliar beach to me; I followed a narrow lane, which wound cool and green through light woodland before opening out into a small gravel car park with the sea stretched out before me, the space all but deserted so early in the morning.
After exploring the undulating sand and rocks of the shoreline, I made my way up onto the headland and followed the Wales Coast path for a short way.
Clouds of butterflies danced around me as I walked, and the sweet scents of honeysuckle and traveller’s joy mingled where the path roamed through thickets of wild plants, filling my nose with their heady perfume. Where the path opened out, there were strategically placed benches along the path: perfect to sit and enjoy the vista for a little while; the distant hills of England hazy on the horizon. I left the beach before the day grew too hot, but what a wonderful start to the day!