Having grown up surrounded by the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path, I have often been guilty of taking its beauty for granted and perhaps, not making the most of it. When something is so accessible, it is often far too easy to say "We'll go there another time!"
For possibly the past 9 or 10 years I have said those very words whenever Skomer Island has been mentioned. I once visited the Island on a school trip when I was around 9 years old but to be perfectly honest I was far more interested in the Jaffa Cake snack box in my packed lunch.
A rare day off with the wife, along with the promise of the sun making an appearance in Pembrokeshire...things were shaping up nicely!
To get to the island you simply jump aboard the Dale Princess which departs from Martins Haven. The National Trust operate a car park which costs £5 for the day. Skomer Island is run by The Wildlife Trust.
A fantastic day that I would highly recommend to anybody. Diverse wildlife amongst breathtaking scenery. We both enjoyed it so much that we plan to return slightly later in the year when the Puffins begin to feed on sand eel.
Check out a collection of photographs from the day.