It was sad to leave our home for the past week in farm country outside of Mawgan. But onward we must go!
Our drive was mainly on double carriage roads (4 lane highway) which took us north through Cornwall, Devon and through Bristol. Once we crossed the Bristol Channel we were in Wales.
Once we passed Swansea the road narrowed to 2 lanes, yet we made good time. Our first look at the coastline was when we passed over the hill at Newgate. A fantastic view of St Bride’s Bay, one of the most beautiful sites on this coastline.
Only a few miles further and we were at our home for the next couple of nights in a small town called Solva. I picked this location because of it’s proximity to St David’s (Britain’s smallest city!) so we could explore both the cathedral here as well as do some hiking along the coast.
The next morning we got our breakfast and decided to do a short walk along the coast from Solva. It’s wonderful to be able to start your walk from your front door!
We went back home and dried off a bit before starting out for St David’s, Britain’s smallest city (pop between 1300 – 1800). The reason being that in England and Wales city status is generally given to cathedral towns. The city status was lost in 1886, but restored by ERII in 1994.
We stopped first for a bite of lunch at the Bishop’s (not the real Bishop home, but a pub not far from the Cathedral). We had our first Welsh beer and of course, had to have the fish and chips…it was recommended!
Once we gained energy for another walk / tour around the cathedral, we were off.
When we were finished with our exploring, we heading to the little butcher shop and got some provisions for dinner, then off to Pointz Farm and Ice Cream Shop. It doesn’t get much fresher than that!
We have had a full couple of days. Tomorrow we head up to the north of Wales into Snowden country. Say tuned to see what we get up to over the next couple of days in the north! Until then!
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