Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Camper and Beach Wales trip!

We took another trip to Wales on the 
May Bank Holiday weekend!  The trip started off very rugged indeed at the Afan Forest Park, with heavy mountain biking and equally heavy rain!  Letting the men have this one, I opted out for cups of tea in the camper van!  

Once the biking was finished, we made a quick trip up to Brecon and back down through the Black Mountains!

Black Mountains

These 99 cupcakes were actually from Greggs but we couldn't help ourselves get in the beach mood - southward to Gower!



The award winning Rhossili Bay down at the Gower Peninsular, voted 3rd best in Europe!  See BBC news article here.



We stopped for the night at the Three Cliffs Bay Holiday Park - check out the view!  We were last minute as usual and didn't get a pitch right here, but had a lovely sunset over the fields.

Three Cliffs Bay

Up early for a spot up the road at Oxwich Bay!  We loved this beach as it had woods along the side and we could park up right on it and drink tea at will (Rooibos in this case)


Oxwich Bay




There's plenty of lovely countryside around Oxwich Bay, so we felt spoilt for choice!  A walk up into the woods to look at the bluebells and then the drive out...



The next day we stopped off at a very special place; Laugharne Castle at Carmarthenshire.  I love these rustic ruins sat overlooking the Taf river.  Just around the corner you'll find the boat house home turn museum of Dylan Thomas the famous poet.

Laugharne Castle

On to historic Pendine Sands where the British used to do their land speed records!  You can see why they chose this area with its stunning expanse of flat sand.  Top Gear have used this location a couple of times too, check out this video!

Pendine Sands

The weekend was coming to a close so we finished our road trip at the habour town of Tenby! 

Tenby

In need of a good cup of tea before the big drive, this Caldey Coffee Shop has really cool furniture made from imported coffee sacks and the like - couldn't say no!


Trying a Welsh Tea!  I don't know what that means exactly, but it hit the spot either way!


Across the road was a little retro toy shop.  I loved this little diner as I have a thing for street food!  

On the way back, we loved these twisty woodland roads with beaches just below.  Thanks for a lovely time again Wales!!



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