On our second day in Pembrokeshire, we set off on a drive to visit the little coves and beaches south of Solva. First stop Newgale, where Jude and I had spent many happy summer teenage days with my Grandparents. The sun was not shining but that took nothing away from our enjoyment of wandering along looking in rock pools
intriguing little worlds of their own
We asked a group of walkers striding by to take a photo before going for a paddle
Then off to Broadhaven for a coffee and a crochet
My felt project bag included in the picture to add a bit of ‘sunshine’!
I love it – it was made by a Nepalese women’s collective and I bought it from a stall at the Axminster Plant and Garden Show some years ago (now called the Axe Vale Festival) .
Next stop Marloes – I remembered going to Marloes as a child and we set off to find it.
We found the village, with a delightful pub in it opposite a children’s playground (note for future visits with the grandchildren), The Lobster Pot. Unfortunately it was the manager’s day off so the kitchen was not open for lunch.
We climbed down to where the ferry leaves for Skomer Island. Another thing to do on another trip (about a 40min drive from Solva, down some very wiggly narrow lanes).
We never did find the beach of my memories, but a bit of searching on the net when we got back and we found Marloes Sands, just a short distance from where we were as the crow flies but apparently a long walk from the car park. Looks worth it though, another place on the to go list for next time.
We made a brief stop at Little Haven on the way home
back to Solva for a relaxing crochet session looking out on the harbour
and supper on the balcony!
Happiness is …………