Winter Escape – more . .

So where are we? Trefin – house is Hafan – the big one, centre right photo
And zoomed out – gives you some idea of proximity of the sea
A few cottages going for sale – this one opposite Hafan, up the valley
Quite nice – annex too – all for £585,000
How the other live, eh? Blinis for tea.
Lots of snowdrops on a walk from the woollen mill, down to the two beaches; Aberbach & Abermawr
Lots and lots of snowdrops (near Melin Tregwynt)
Footpath to Aberbach beach
Two cottages on this path – this the last one . .
Didn’t think it was for sale but lovely position
acres of bloomin gorse
Aberbach beach – Toby swim – tricky getting us across here
Short walk round to the other beach – Abermawr
Wonderful beach, submerged, petrified forest plus failed terminal for Brunel’s transatlantic rail terminal
Meanwhile, the woollen mill – Melin Tregwynt has given its cafe a wonderful makeover and is open everyday! Time for some cawl.
The former cafe was very dated and small – this one is much more chic
with lots of local scenes
and the shop . . . all homespun . . woollen blankets £260!

Winter Escape – Day 2

The gales of Sunday now seem a distant memory. We plan a trip to St Davids and then a walk from its small port, Porth Clais around the coastal path to Porth Lysgi. A gloriously sunny day. Cold but warmish in the sun.

Porth Clais

A call from Stephen Davies!
A beautiful morning and not a soul about
Another panorama – the sea looks almost calm today
The small bay of Porth Lysgi – scene of many a dog (and Steve) swims in the past
Toby gets his swim

A small compilation of videos from today’s walk

Winter Escape

Whilst not quite as exotic as the trip to Mojacar, as we did last year, we do need a break from the confines of the boat, the marina and the winter! We’ve had a few days of sub zero temperatures plus some snow . . .

A sprinkling of snow then a freeze

Toby loves it!

Yes, the marina did freeze over but only for one night.

So, we booked a week away in Hafan – a coastal cottage in Trefin, Pembrokeshire – our 8th visit. It is such a good property – big rooms, cafe opposite and pub across the road plus a short walk to the coastal path and the sea. It did take most of the day to get there, as we are no longer in North Somerset. So a 0906 start saw as driving down the M1, M6, M42, M5, M50, M4 . . . three stops and then arriving Trefin at 1602. Some rain but worse was to come – with the Met office forecasting gales of 60+ mph overnight and 50+ winds the next day.

This is the small bay just yards down the road, site of the old mill.

And here’s a compilation of short videos to give you some idea of the strength of the wind . .

It did knock the breath out of you and even caused Toby to wobble sideways

Never seen it this bad before.

Feeling slightly fortified as the Mill Cafe does wonderful food – especially the Welsh breakfast (like an English but with 2 added items – cockles in butter plus a laver bread & oat pattie! Yum). Viv had bacon and a pancake stack with maple syrup!!

The circular walk back to the house . . .

Viv – ensconced