A Spring break has become a lovely tradition in our household. I start planning it straight after Christmas, to make it bearable to get through the dark months of late winter. Last year we went to Torquay, and the year before we were in Pembrokeshire, staying in the Bluestone resort. Despite visiting that area of Wales a few times a year, there are still many spots we've yet to explore, so back to Pembrokeshire we went last week. This time we stayed on the Western edge, in a little harbour village called Little Haven.
St. Davids is the furthermost Westerly point of Pembrokeshire. It's a cathedral city, well, cathedral village really! The cathedral itself is impressive but very churchy, we spent more time in the shops in the village than in the cathedral itself.
Alas, we weren't as fortunate as on our previous Spring trips with the
weather. Despite arriving on a bright and sunny afternoon (though very
cold in the wind!), and the next day in St Davids being gloomy but dry, the next few days had rain, wind, more rain, and yet
more wind in store for us. We were able to go for a few short walks
along the clifftop coastal path, but the wind made it a bit too
precarious, so we did our usual wet-weather option of driving around the
coast, stopping in beauty spots to have a car-park picnic. There are
miles and miles of beautiful National-Trust owned coastline. Simply breathtaking.
We drove around a few towns in the rain too, looking for nice dry charity shops to shelter in. Haverfordwest is a typical town suffering from out-of-town retail parks. There are far too many charity shops (I know, I love them, but sometimes they're the sign of a town dying...). Independent shops like record stores and even corner shops are closing. Still, I couldn't help but be cheered by the town, because of the local church's Easter preparations. Some enterprising members of the congregation have knitted Easter accessories for the town centre, covering lamp posts, bollards, bins and bus shelters with a range of cheery chicks and beaming bunnies. I was tickled pink with them!
The other surprising find in Haverfordwest, was that within one of the charity shops was a small Spitfire museum! They're raising funds to restore it to flying condition.
Because it was so wet, we spent a bit more time than usual indoors, drinking wine and watching films, so that's it for now. I will do a separate post on our accommodation though, because it was impressive. There's a sneak-peek photo below to tease you. Also, we are back in West Wales in a few weeks' time for a short trip, so there will be yet more photos of this beautiful part of the world. I hope you're not tired of me posting about West Wales yet, because we're not tired of visiting it!!