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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke March 25th 2019

We are reaching the end of our first shake down trip of 2019. It has been a funny old trip as we have come to get to grips with living in Gabby again. No longer does it feel strange and items are now to hand. Unlike a week ago when I struggled to find anything. Could we live in her full time? Debateable. She is smaller than Suzy and we would be likely to fall over each other particularly in inclement weather. In the summer with an awning would be a different kettle of fish altogether. Being abroad would too. We love her seats. The Captains seat swivel. We love the table. Two things we lacked in Suzy. We love the made up beds. Such a luxury. Do I miss the oven or the microwave. Sometimes. ... read more
The Carew Cross
Carew Castle
The gatehouse

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke March 24th 2019

Gabby the motorhome looks like an agricultural vehicle. She has been driven down miles and miles of narrow lanes and been splattered with mud. She no longer looks gold coloured. The reason she looks like an agricultural vehicle is due to the mud we have driven through as we pulled in and out of passing places. She has rubbed herself on the hedgerows which crowded in on her. She is going to need a serious dose of cleaning when we get home. So why are we heading down all these narrow lanes. We are heading in the direction of Mill Bay. I doubt many find their way to Mill Bay. We read blogs from motorhomers who base their trips on a theme. They follow the mighty rivers of Europe from source to the sea. They follow ... read more
We didnt make it to the headland

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke March 22nd 2019

Gabby the motorhome is parked up on our plot at Kiln Park. First job to try the showers out. They do work eventually but at first the water is cold. It feels as cold as the weather we are experiencing. Gabby is hooked up to the electricity, the gas is working well but there is no WiFi on site. We have to walk down to the restaurant and terrace to get free WiFi. So we don't bother. We are parked up on a plot which sits on an area called Daffodil. Each road has its own name. The field next door Poppy. We have seagulls landing on the roof of our neighbours . They do struggle flying against the wind. Wobbling about we jokingly refer to this as the "s"eagull has landed in deference to the ... read more
Pembroke Castle
This is why we are here
What is there not to love about dark passages

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke July 21st 2018

We set off from Laugharne after a great breakfast at Brown’s. I had Eggs Benedict while Fletcher had smoked salmon scrambled eggs. Yummy. We said farewell to Jude and Milly and then Fletcher discovered he had left a wallet containing American dollars and other denominations of cash back in our hotel room in Swansea. So, it was on the road and a rapid commute to there. Fortunately, when we got back to The Grand Hotel, someone had found it and it was in their safe, Phew!!! We then set off to drive to St David’s. We had seen this on one of the Antiques Roadtrips programs and it looked fascinating. The road took us through Haverfordwest and on to the westernmost part of Wales. The scenery along the coast was striking and the drive was relatively ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke August 29th 2010

After leaving the USA we had a whistle-stop tour around the UK visiting all the family. It finished with a trip to West Wales where we met up with our friends from the South Wales Travelbugs. Our long weekend was curtailed somewhat by us getting a contract with the British Council in Tunis meaning we had to leave on the Sunday morning! On Friday afternoon we arrived at the National Trust Centre at Stackpole, Pembrokeshire. The sun was shining and we did our first of several walks out along the cliff tops. Once we got back it was time to get into our room and several of the group had arrived so it was time to catch up with old friends and make new ones. It was so good to see everyone again. Dinner was well ... read more
Stackpole Centre
8 Arch Bridge
Stackpole Fishponds

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke July 3rd 2010

A: One in the front, one in the back. (Drew here, sorry for the delay) I had to wait a good twenty minutes before I could talk to a bank manager. All I needed to do was change my billing address, but everything’s a bit more involved here. The manager interviewing me noticed my current billing address. ‘So, you live in London then?’ ‘Not really, I was just staying there for a week’ ‘Ok’ … ‘lived there your whole life?’ she was concentrating so hard on the screen that she could only manage to slur this question out the side of her mouth. ‘No… I’ve never lived in London. I was born here in Hythe but moved to New Zealand when I was five. I’ve never been back before, so it’s quite nice visiting old family ... read more
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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke August 31st 2009

I confess ... by the third weekend in a row going out and doing stuff, you're excited, but perhaps that excitement is slightly tempered by how damn tired you are! Come Friday of the long weekend I wasn't as buzzed as I'd been the previous 2 weekends as all I wanted to do was sleep the entire weekend away, but instead I was jumping in a mini-bus for a trip to Pembroke in Wales for a weekend of walking, horseriding and quadbiking. Wouldn't have not gone for the world, but 2 weeks down the track ... I'm still tired. Long weekend Friday, expecting chaos on the roads and a nice slow trip, but didn't expect minimal traffic (we left more than an hour late) or the slowness of the trip to be down to the driver ... read more
Welsh Ponies
See the Gortex ... even fit my riding hat
mud freckles!

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke June 15th 2009

We couldn't have asked for a better day weather-wise for our coach tour to Portmierion and Porthmadog. I had heard of the former as they make world-famous pottery but not the latter (apparently the birth place of actor Anthony Hopkins. If it is not, then when he reads this he can let me know!). The journey to Portmierion was absolutely beautiful. We went through a few small towns and through the slate caverns several miles from Portmierion. Up either side of the roadway rose steep sides made entirely from dark grey/black slate and jutting out as if in many layers. It was a very unusual sight. The road was windy but scenic with lots of cottages, farmhouses, streams and waterfalls gracing the countryside. Coming into Portmierion itself was exciting as we approached the entrance gates. The ... read more
Entrance
Estuary
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Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke November 4th 2008

This are some added picture from the Wales trip that have been developed from the underwater camera!! Thank you all for your messages they mean the world!!... read more
Cliff Jumping
Cliff Jumping
Jumping off a cliff

Europe » United Kingdom » Wales » Pembrokeshire » Pembroke October 27th 2008

Adventure weekend in Wales! The five of us took a 7 mile hike along the Welsh coastline, and went surfing and coasteering along the Welsh coast. There will be more pictures once we get the underwater camera developed but these are the ones we took from the dry land cameras. ... read more
Hiking Along the Trail
Kristen, Erin, and I
Erin, Lynne, and I




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