Let’s Look After Pembrokeshire

With pictures by JOHN HODGE

Porthgain by John Hodge

Hurrah… it looks as though we are going to be out and about much more and many visitors will be joining us. Apart from the importance of keeping our distance to protect each other, we mustn’t forget that our beautiful Pembrokeshire is in need of our care too.

Most of us have seen the pictures on the telly of piles of rubbish being left behind on beautiful beaches and in parks and open countryside. Apart from the unpleasantness, there is the danger to wildlife. Let’s agree not to let that happen here.

The first thing all of us can do is carry our own binbag and ensure all our rubbish goes in it and goes home with us. No excuses. Easy.

In addition, while out and about, what about five minutes of our time to pick up any other rubbish we might encounter, or look for the chance to volunteer with the National Park to do a bit more?

Toilets are open again, so if we use them, we keep the environment much nicer for everyone else.

Camping is an issue each year and we need to remind ourselves that we need to use designated camping places.

Think about others when parking. In rural areas we need to consider that farmers are working and tractors need to pass and gates need to be accessible.

Image by John Hodge

Keep your dog under control. Personally, I love watching dogs having a great time on the beach and on walks, but they must be prevented from spoiling other people’s peace, injuring wildlife or harassing livestock.

As for the beaches, the sea is wonderful but also dangerous. Watch the tides and only swim where you know it is safe. If a barbecue is your thing, make sure you don’t leave anything behind to cause harm to humans or animals.

St Govan’s by John Hodge

Sounds obvious? Yes, I agree.

Wishing everyone a wonderful summer.

John Hodge

John Hodge has been a regular contributor to Pembrokeshire.Online with delightful images of his love spoons. And his regular walks have produced some wonderful images which he is always generous about sharing with us.

Kitty Parsons

Kitty has forgotten how long she has been here now but she loves Pembrokeshire for its beauty and it's people. She spends her time searching out stories for pembrokeshire.online, swimming in the sea , drawing and painting as Snorkelfish and eating cake. She says "Pembrokeshire.online has been an opportunity to celebrate this beautiful county and its people. Keep the stories coming. We love to hear from you."

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