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