Wales – August 2017 – St Davids

We left Red Kite with a promise of some sunshine and less rain. The drive down to St Davids took in Aberystwyth and Aberaeron. As we approached Aberystwyth both the town and sea came into view which continued the great views that we had been enjoying from Llanidloes.

We stopped off in the town of Aberaeron where there is clearly a lot of effort going in to present this picturesque town in a fantastic light. img_0602We toyed with the idea of going for a walk along the coastal path but decided that could wait until later.

After buying some food and meat for a BBQ later we continued on to St Davids, continuing to enjoy the sea views along the way. We arrived at the Camping and Caravan Club’s site at St Davids to discover a site on a slope, with a great view over the bay. In addition there is no mobile phone and very little radio signal – bliss!!! There is wifi, but as many campsites provide patchy wifi (Thornbrook being an exception) it was too good an opportunity to not be connected to the digital world.

After setting up, mainly fiddling with where to put the levelling ramps, we decided to go off to walk down to Abereiddy and then pick up the coastal path round to Porthgain. The coastal views were superb, especially as the sun was slowly setting. Once we got to Porthgain the initial plan was to stop and have beer before wandering back. The menu though at The Sloop was far too good to miss the opportunity to have a bite to eat and another beer. The walk back was uneventful but for some reason we walked quicker and quicker, strange people!

The only drawback to the campsite was that there seemed to be a constant wind blowing, constantly changing direction. Other than that, it was an excellent campsite, spacious, great views, nice mix of tents, caravans, motorhomes, campervans and folks young and old. The facilities were kept spotless, with one of the best showers that I’ve had on a campsite for a long while.

The following day was spent having a wander round St Davids, nothing to particularly write home about and then back to the campsite to spend some time reading. To break things up we decided to have another go at putting up the windbreak – yet another fail with the wind defintely getting the better of us! 🙂

In the evening we enjoyed the sunset over the bay and BBQd the food that we had bought the day before in Aberaeron.

Time now to head inland for Hay and the Brecon Beacons.

 

 

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