Last Saturday we drove from Blyth in Northumberland to Tenby in South West Wales - 9 hours in the car, and the M5 was like a giant car park from Tewkesbury to Exeter. Luckily we came off and took a detour via Ross-on-Wye, otherwise we may still be sat on the motorway!
Here are the first few days of our holiday:
Tenby Harbour with the castle behind
South Beach looking over to Caldey Island
St Davids Cathedral
St Justinians looking out to Ramsey Island:
Mum and I went out on a rigid inflatable round the island and saw loads of seals, cormorants, guillemots, razorbills, choughs (v. rare), kittiwakes and other seagulls!
From St. Davids we went to Porthgain, an unusually industrial landscape in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park. It had slate quarries nearby in the 19th century.
The Road to Jerusalem looking out over the sea with ruined quarry buildings in the background (the slate quarry was called Jerusalem).
The coast - I love the colour blue you get in the seas round Pembrokeshire on a sunny day!
The slate hoppers on the quayside (to the right of the picture).
The Sloop Inn (minted lamb buurgers to die for!)
This was just the first couple of days in Pembrokeshire. Next time I get some internet access I'll post some more - just don't expect such gorgeous blue skies on the next lot - the weather has been torrential today!