This blog is dedicated to Emily who loved the Pembrokeshire coast (well, all things Pembrokeshire actually!)
Emily often expressed her appreciation of growing up in such a beautiful part of the world, in a country at peace, where she enjoyed a childhood free from fear and hunger, where she could speak and travel freely and explore ideas with friends. A young Quaker, she had protested against the Iraq war whilst still in school and gone on to develop her interests in peace and the environment whilst at University. She became a vegetarian and tried to live simply and ethically, not always straightforward for someone who loved parties, chocolate, shopping and clothes as much as she did. She was an Art History graduate, a musician, an artist, someone who valued family and friendship, and who mastered the art of living joyfully. She died of SUDEP in May, 2012, 4 days after completing her final University exam.
We wanted to share her love of the Pembrokeshire landscape by walking the coast where we have spent so many happy times as a family. We plan to start in Amroth and over the following weeks and months, during evenings, weekends and holidays, work our way round to St Dogmaels. Get in touch if you are around and want to join us for part of the walk.
Emily loved the ridiculousness of this picture, taken on Marros Beach in 2011. Marros is the beach before Amroth, just outside the national park and is one we love for its wildness.