Thursday, 15 May 2014

Pembrokeshire May 2014 - Best Welsh beach?

Monty the Motorhome is still parked at Freshwater East, though we will be moving on tomorrow.

Today was coastal footpath walking (again), although this time it was from the site on an ‘out and back’ route. The path was undulating, which meant tiring. However the scenery was outstanding. The sun was shining and birds were in full song - most melodious were the numerous whitethroats.

Ar Stackpole Quay we stopped for lunch at The Boathouse cafe - local crab sandwiches for me, local beef salad for Ruth. Both were delicious. 

The Boathouse cafe

Then on round the corner to Barafundle Bay. This has been voted the best beach in Wales numerous times and it is easy to see why. There is no direct access to this beach from a car park - you have to walk in, though it only takes 20 minutes. Because of that it is never really busy, and on a weekday we almost had the place to ourselves. 

Barafundle - like something out of Robinson Crusoe 
Trousers were rolled up and feet dipped in the icy water. Then some sun bathing in a sheltered corner, before turning back and re-tracing our steps back to the site. Stopped off on the route back at Greenala point - site of an Iron Age fort, where muliple defences can easily be made out.

Another remoska meal tonight - chicken, korma curry paste and sweet corn, along with rice. Easy peasy, but very fulfilling.

Decided tonight to try the Caravan Club wi-fi internet. The warden told us it was available for the site and there was even a repeater pole just behind our pitch. The cost - £2.50 for 24 hours. It was a bit of a faff getting on - the registering process required access to our PayPal account and I couldn’t remember log in details. However we got on and deposited out money. Thereafter the service was appalling - really slow (brought back memories of the dial-up service we had years ago) and it kept dropping out, then not re-loading for 15+ minutes. How the Caravan Club can justify this is beyond me - they will certainly be getting some feedback on this subject.

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