Thursday, 30 May 2013

South Wales - May 2013 - Pandy, near Abergavenny

On Saturday morning we were off again, heading East for our last night on the lovely Caravan Club site at Pandy.   We use this site as a very handy stop over, as we can be home from here within 3 - 3.5 hours, depending on the traffic on the M4/M5.  It's a lovely quiet site, even with the railway line on the edge of the site. 

We spent our day here sat outside in the very warm sunshine reading and watching the wildlife on site.....I even got sunburned!!!  We had our meal in the camper that evening and then nipped down the pub (which was almost outside the campsite) for a last 'holiday pint'. 

We had a fantastic holiday in South Wales.  Couldn't believe our luck with the weather.  We are already planning a trip in 2014 and will possibly go further West this time.

It's not long until our next trip, just a week or so to wait.  We've booked a site in Lydford on Dartmoor for a long weekend.  We're hoping the weather will be kind to us again so that we can take our new electric bikes and try out the Granite Way which runs directly from the village.  Fingers and paws crossed eh?!

South Wales - May 2013 - Llandovery

On the Friday we had arranged to meet up with Michael's sister and brother-in-law, who live in Wales.  We had a short wander with them around the town, followed by a coffee and a catch up and then a really good pub lunch in one of the many pubs in Llandovery.  It was really good to see them.

Later that evening, although the weather looked pretty threatening, we had another walk into town via the little country lanes this time and when we got there the skies were perfectly blue.

South Wales - May 2013 - Llandovery

Thursday morning was pack up time again and we were soon on our way to Llandovery, a lovely old fashioned drovers town in the middle of the beautiful Carmarthenshire countryside.  We stayed on a small, family run campsite and were one of only a few 'tourers' that night.  It soon changed on the Friday when the hoards of half term holidaymakers turned up!!

On arrival we had some lunch and then a wander into the town, where we came across the castle ruins, a very spooky metal 'knight' and a memorial to the drovers.  The town was also full of small independent shops, cafes, tearooms and friendly pubs.  Our sort of place.  We had another wander into town later that evening and enjoyed a pint or two before picking up an Indian takeaway from the local restaurant - which we would highly recommend!

South Wales - May 2013 - Burry Port

Next morning we were up early, walking boots at the ready, for a walk into the little harbour town of Burry Port along the cycle track.  The views across to the Gower and Rhossilli were stunning once again.  There wasn't much to the town or harbour really but it was worth the walk just for the views along the way.  We collected a few supplies in Burry Port and sat on the beach on the way back having a picnic, not a soul in sight!  Michael enjoyed watching the low flying jets practising their manoeuvres and I enjoyed watching a skylark hover above the dunes.

South Wales - May 2013 - Pembrey Country Park

All too soon it was time to pack up and leave behind those fabulous views (that you'd never get bored of!) and negotiate that little lane again! 

Our next stop was Pembrey Country Park and the Caravan Club site that is situated on the edge of the 520-acre park.

We arrived at lunchtime, pitched up and walked into the park where we found a small cafe to have a bite to eat and an ice cream.

We ventured out again in the early evening for a walk on the beach, via the park.  Once again we were blessed with sunshine!