Dry but grey start, some light rain to help me pack up, torrential rain for the journey and blustery but dry set up! The full monty!! The journey was very up and down, twisty and turny, so a lot of concentration required especially in the bouts of seriously torrential rain. The worst bit was as we turned onto the A496 at Maentwrog where there were parked cars either side of an already narrow lane, but we made it through with a few inches to spare either side- phew! It was dry when we arrived on site so we quickly got set up and popped down to the beach to catch the rest of the afternoon.
The site is just a few minutes walk from the beach, which is a lovely long sandy beach backed by dunes and the Royal St David’s Golf Club (not to be confused with St David’s in Pembrokeshire!) with the Snowdonia mountains providing a contrasting background as they peered below the mist.
There was quite a bit of blue sky to the north, but unfortunately it didn’t really catch on!
We watched the kite surfers for a bit as we wandered along the beach (quiet enough for Poppydog to ‘off road’).
Well that certainly blew away any cobwebs! We returned to site to finish setting up and as we did, there appeared two great friends from Cadgwith who happen to be staying on the same site for a few days in their Motorhome!
Without too much further ado, we retired to the nearest pub for an excellent feed and a damn good catch up – how lovely.
Two thoughts of the day:
How lovely to spend the evening with friends from home.
Not keen on towing along narrow roads which offer a slate wall on one side and bare rock face on the other – either of which would take the sides off the van like a can opener – doesn’t bear thinking about!